Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Frequency of use

StudyHaeck et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012
TitleImpact of Psychoeducational Content Delivered Online to a Positive Psychology Aware Community
SourceJournal of Positive Psychology, 2016, Vol. 11, 270 - 275
PublicUsers of a 6 week online psychoeducation course, 35 nations, 201?
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Respondents N =122

Author's labeldrop-out
Page in Source 4
Our classificationFrequency of use
1 Completed all 6 week assignments
0 Dropped out
Observed distributionEnrolled: 270, completed week 1: 196,week 2: 171, week3, 157, week 4: 145, week 5: 137, week 6; 122
Participants were e-mailed a link to a web-based lesson 
each week for six weeks. Each lesson focussed on a 
different aspect of fostering positive emotions, 
a: meaning and purpose
b; strenghts
c; work
d; mindfulness and savouring
e: gratitude and relationships
f: hedonia versus eidaimonia
Each leson contained video's, blog posts and 
questionnaires with normative feedback.

Observed Relation with Happiness
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-aDM= ns
no difference in baseline happiness

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-aSelfreport 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

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

Appendix 2: Statistics used
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.