Findings on happiness in Chan (2010): study HK 2007

Author(s)Chan, D.W.
TitleGratitude, Gratitude Intervention and Subjective Well?Being among Chinese School Teachers in Hong Kong
SourceEducational Psychology, 2010, Vol. 30, 139 - 153
PublicSchool teachers participating in happiness training, Hong Kong, 2007
 Teachers of Chinese University, 82% female, mean age 33.1
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Respondents N =89
 96 participants in study, valid happiness scores of 89 participants
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported, assumed 2007
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions. This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average? A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H exiled I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 very much Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Author's labelPositive and Negative Affects Schedule
Page in publication143
Remarksbaseline score
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Gratitude intervention programH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Gratitude intervention programH16ad03kaCount blessings/curses, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude intervention programH16ae01abCourse, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude intervention programH16ad03kbGratitude training, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude intervention programH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude intervention programH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude intervention programH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑