Findings on happiness in Goldstein (2007): study US 2005

Author(s)Goldstein, E.D.
TitleSacred Moments: Implications on Well-Being and Stress.
SourceJournal of Clinical Psychology, 2007, Vol. 63, 1001 - 1019
DOIDOI: 10.1002/jclp.20402
PublicHealthy adults, USA, 200?
 Adults with self reported good physical and stable mental health, no active practice of cultivating sacred moments.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Participants approached by e-mail flyers sent through email lists of various professional contacts of researcher, through websites and through webblogs.
Respondents N =73
 Intervention n = 41, Control n = 42
Non ResponseNot available
 Dropout intervention n = 6 (15 %), Dropout controls n = 4 (10%)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
 Additional qualitative data were obtained by semistructured interviews by telehone
General remarksYear of experiment not reported, assumed 2005
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
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication1008
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Sacred moments interventionH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Sacred moments interventionM06abCurrent meditation, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae02aExercise, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionA02ac08Meditating,praying, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ad03hMeditation, mindfullness, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae06dNo particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae01bcOnline intervention, also classified as above ↑
Sacred moments interventionH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑