Findings on happiness in Haeck et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Publication
Author(s)Haeck, C.; Parks, A.C.; Schueller, S.M.
TitleImpact of Psychoeducational Content Delivered Online to a Positive Psychology Aware Community
SourceJournal of Positive Psychology, 2016, Vol. 11, 270 - 275
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4972096/
Investigation
PublicUsers of a 6 week online psychoeducation course, 35 nations, 201?
 People with knowledge about positive psychology.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Recruited online though advertisements posted on positive psychology and happiness blogs
Respondents N =122
 270 enrolled, only 122 completed post test
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, estimated 2012
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H excited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
ClassificationA-BW-?-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelPositive and Negative Affect
Page in publication3
RemarksBaseline Affect Balance computed by WDH team from separate scores on Positive and Negative affect reported in paper
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Mean15.80
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Actual changes in happiness
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Biblio therapy, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Course, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Enlightenment about happiness, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Insight, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Mixed educational methods, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Multiple sorts, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Multiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  No particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Online intervention, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Trainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseshow  Voluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑
drop-outshow  Frequency of use
Reported behaviourshow  Behavior of client
Time on websiteshow  Behavior of client