Findings on happiness in Goldwurm et al. (2003): study IT 2001

Author(s)Goldwurm, G.F.; Baruffi, M.; Colombo, E.
TitleImproving Subjective Well-Being for the Promotion of Health: The Milan Project.
SourceHomeostasis, 2003, Vol. 42, 157 - 162
PublicParticipants in a happiness training, Italy, 2001
 Two groups of students of psychotherapy are compared. The experimental group attended the Subjective Well Being (SWB) training course, while the control group had only some general information.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Experimental group N= 45; valid 36(91%) Control Group N= 47; valid 39(83%)
Respondents N =80
 45 experimental group, 47 control group, valid cases 41 experimental group, 39 control group
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on three questions: 'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%) 1 happy 2 unhappy 3 neutral Name: Fordyce % happy scale Variant: % unhappy
Author's labelHappiness Measures
Page in publication160/161
Remarks% Happy M = 51.33 SD =19.38 % Neutral M = 30.70 SD = 18.89 % Unhappy M = 17.98 SD =12.79
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
ED Patientsshow  Eating disorder (f50)
Efffect of happiness trainingshow  Actual changes in happiness
Efffect of happiness trainingshow  Course, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingshow  Enlightenment + excercises, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingshow  Mixed educational methods, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingshow  School, also classified as above ↑
Happiness Measuresshow  Current nation of residence