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Watkins et al. (2014): study US 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Watkins, P.C.; Pichinevskiy, S.; Uhder, J.
Title:
Grateful Recounting Enhances Subjective Wellbeing: The Importance of Grateful Processing
Source:
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2014, Vol. 10, 91 - 98

Investigation

Public:
Psychology students, USA, 2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 129
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 25 questions:

A
20 item  PANAS (Watson et. al (1988)
This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past weeks?
a nervous
b  distressed
c  afraid
d jittery
e  irritable
f  upset
g  scared
h ashamed
i  guilty
j  hostile
k  excited
l  active
m  determined
n  inspired
o  enthusiastic
p  alert
q  attentive
r  proud
s  strong
t  interested
Answer options:
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely
Positive affect score PAS: (k to t)/10
Negative affect score NAS: (a to j)/10

B.
5 item SWLS (Diener et. al 1985)
Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
E   If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
Answers rated:
5  strongly agree
4  slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree
Computation SWLS: A+B+C+D+E/5

Computation aggregate SWB score: PA +SWLS- NA
Classification:
M-AO-*-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
92

Correlational Findings

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