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Studies

Weinberg et al. (2014): study AU 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Weinberg, M.K.; Cummins, R.A.; Hammond, T.G.
Title:
The Impact of Laughter Yoga on Subjective Well-Being: A Pilot Study.
Source:
European Journal of Humour Research, 2014, Vol. 1, 25 - 34

Investigation

Public:
Participants in a laughter Yoga Class and a control group , Australia 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 88
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0   completely unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
6
7
8
9
10  completely satisfied

First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used since 2005)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cb
Author's label:
General Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
28
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.86
SD:
2.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Laughter Yoga Participation Yoga
Actual changes in happiness
Laugher yoga
Exercise
Course, class, training group
Voluntary, unsolicited
No particular setting, recruitment on interest