Findings on happiness in Krejtz et al. (2016): study PL 2016

Author(s)Krejtz, I.; Michnicka, A.; Nezlek, J.B.
TitleCounting One's Blessings can reduce the Impact of Daily Stress.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2016, Vol. 17, 25 - 39
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s10902-014-9578-4
PublicParticipants in a gratitude training and controls, Poland, 2016
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Respondents were recruited via an open call on Facebook and in a local voluntary service center. Participants were randomly assigned to 2 groups: a gratitude group (experimental; N=29, 17 females, mean age 27.1), and a control group (N=29, 17 females, mean age 28.8). Participants were paid 50 USD.
Respondents N =58
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 Each day for 2 weeks respondents reported daily events and measures of well-being. The daily events were reported in 1 of 10 categories (interpersonal, family, partnership and marriage, health and physical symptoms, hobby, work and duties, moral and values, evereday life, contacts with administration, and financial). Each event was rated in terms of stressfullness, positivity, importance, and mindfullness on a 7-point response scale anchored rated from 1=not at all to 7=very much.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textselfreport on 12 questions repeated 14 days Today I felt A happy B proud C excited/ enthusiastic D calm E satisfied F relaxed G upset H stressed I angry J sad K sad L bored M disappointed Rated 1 did not feel this way at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 felt thisd way very strongly Computation: (A to F)/6 - (G to M)/6
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication29
RemarksABS computed by WDH team from PA minus NA. 'Active' and 'Deactive' positive affects were averaged.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -6 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Gratitude exerciseshow  Change in thankfulness
Gratitude exerciseshow  Exercise, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude exerciseshow  Gratitude training, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude exerciseshow  Mono sort, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude exerciseshow  No particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude exerciseshow  Online intervention, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude exerciseshow  Voluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑