Findings on happiness in Carter et al. (2016): study GB Wales 2016

Author(s)Carter, P.J.; Hore, B.; McGarrigle, L.
TitleHappy thoughts: Enhancing Well-Being in the Classroom with a positive events Diary.
SourceThe Journal of Positive Psychology, 2016, on line version
DOIdoi: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1245770
PublicSchool children, aged 9 and 11, Wales, United Kingdom, 2016
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Pupils (and their parents) from 2 primary schools were approached for this survey.
Respondents N =606
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How is your mood AT THIS MOMENT? Which of the smilies below fits best with how you feel? 1 sad smily 2 3 4 5 6 7 happy smily
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication3
RemarksMean and SD computed by WDH-team from 3 cluster means .
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.202.00

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Positive Psychology InterventionH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ad03kaCount blessings/curses, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ae02aExercise, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ae05aMandatory, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology InterventionH16ad03kdRecal of positive events, also classified as above ↑