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"Three Good Things Exercise" som en teknik för att öka det subjektiva välbefinnandet och minska depressiva symptom: en interventionsstudie med distriktssköterskor

Bankert, Åsa LU (2009) PSYM01 20091
Department of Psychology
Abstract
To feel good is something most of us strive for in life. Research has shown that it is possible to increase subjective well-being by use of different self-help techniques from the field of positive psychology. The aim of this study was to investigate if it is possible to decrease depressive symptoms and increase the subjective well-being in a group of district nurses by applying a self-help technique called the “Three Good Things Exercise” for four weeks. This group was compared to a control condition with district nurses not taking part in any exercise. The General Health Questionnaire, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the PANAS questionnaire were used to measure depressive symptoms, life satisfaction and positive affect respectively.... (More)
To feel good is something most of us strive for in life. Research has shown that it is possible to increase subjective well-being by use of different self-help techniques from the field of positive psychology. The aim of this study was to investigate if it is possible to decrease depressive symptoms and increase the subjective well-being in a group of district nurses by applying a self-help technique called the “Three Good Things Exercise” for four weeks. This group was compared to a control condition with district nurses not taking part in any exercise. The General Health Questionnaire, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the PANAS questionnaire were used to measure depressive symptoms, life satisfaction and positive affect respectively. The results showed significant decreases in depressive symptoms and increases in positive affect, but no changes in life satisfaction for the group taking part in the “Three Good Things Exercise”. The results for the other group were unchanged on all measures. By doing the exercise the participant is focusing on personal strengths and positive things in life instead of negative aspects, this can be one of the explanations for the increase in positive affect and decrease in depressive symptoms. (Less)
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Bankert, Åsa LU
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PSYM01 20091
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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subjektivt välbefinnande, positiv psykologi, district nurses, life satisfaction, positive affect, depressive symptoms, positive psychology, subjective well-being, depressiva symptom, positiv affekt, livstillfredsställelse, distriktssköterskor
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Swedish
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1691768
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2011-01-17 10:55:15
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  abstract     = {To feel good is something most of us strive for in life. Research has shown that it is possible to increase subjective well-being by use of different self-help techniques from the field of positive psychology. The aim of this study was to investigate if it is possible to decrease depressive symptoms and increase the subjective well-being in a group of district nurses by applying a self-help technique called the “Three Good Things Exercise” for four weeks. This group was compared to a control condition with district nurses not taking part in any exercise. The General Health Questionnaire, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the PANAS questionnaire were used to measure depressive symptoms, life satisfaction and positive affect respectively. The results showed significant decreases in depressive symptoms and increases in positive affect, but no changes in life satisfaction for the group taking part in the “Three Good Things Exercise”. The results for the other group were unchanged on all measures. By doing the exercise the participant is focusing on personal strengths and positive things in life instead of negative aspects, this can be one of the explanations for the increase in positive affect and decrease in depressive symptoms.},
  author       = {Bankert, Åsa},
  keyword      = {subjektivt välbefinnande,positiv psykologi,district nurses,life satisfaction,positive affect,depressive symptoms,positive psychology,subjective well-being,depressiva symptom,positiv affekt,livstillfredsställelse,distriktssköterskor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Three Good Things Exercise" som en teknik för att öka det subjektiva välbefinnandet och minska depressiva symptom: en interventionsstudie med distriktssköterskor},
  year         = {2009},
}