Findings on happiness in Martinez-Marti et al. (2018): study ES 2017

Author(s)Martinez-Marti, M.L.; Avia, M.D.; Hernández-Lloreda, M.J.
TitlePsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Effects of an Appreciation of Beauty Randomized-Controlled Trial Web-Based Intervention on Appreciation of Beauty and Well-Being
SourcePsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2018, online, 1 -12
PublicAged 18-69, Spain, 2017
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Own survey
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Recruitment at university and on internet. As an incentive for participation an online course to improve well-being was offered. Sample was randomly divided in 3 groups: Experimental group, placebo group and a waiting list group.
Respondents N =150
Non Response23,5% drop-outs
AssesmentNot available
 Assessment not reported, assumed internet and email.
General remarksYear assumed by WDH-team
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 12 questions Please think of what you have been doing and experiencing during the past 4 weeks. Then report how much you experienced the following feelings; A positive B negative C good D bad E pleasant F unpleasant G happy H sad I afraid J joyful K angry L contented Rated: 1 very rarely or never 2 rarely 3 sometimes 4 often 5 very often or always Computation; (A+C++E+G+J+L) -(B+D+F+H+I+K) name: Diener's Scale of Positive and negative Experience SPANE-B
Author's labelAffect Balance Score
Page in publication3
RemarksUnweighed mean computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -24 - 24On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae02aExercise
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae06dNo particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae03aOne-time treatment, also classified as above ↑
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae01bcOnline intervention, also classified as above ↑
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ad03lSavouring training, also classified as above ↑
Appreciation of Beauty InterventionH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑