A Meta-Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Interventions Among Elders

Morris A. Okun, Robert W. Olding, Catherine M G Cohn

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This meta-analysis demonstrated that interventions have a significant (p <.05) immediate post-treatment influence on elders' subjective well-being but that their beneficial effect dissipates within 1 month. For 28 effect sizes derived from immediate posttreatment occasions (delay = 0 days), the median value was 0.67. Immediate posttreatment effect sizes for control enhancement (M = 1.12), psychoeducational (M = 0.70), and social activity (M = 0.66) treatments were significantly (p <.05) above zero and not significantly different from each other. In contrast, for 17 effect sizes derived from delayed posttest occasions (delay > 0 days), the median value was 0.07. For effect sizes extracted from studies with both an immediate and a delayed posttest, the mean decrease over a 30-day period was 1.02.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-266
Number of pages10
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Volume108
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1990

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Meta-Analysis
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Okun, M. A., Olding, R. W., & Cohn, C. M. G. (1990). A Meta-Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Interventions Among Elders. Psychological Bulletin, 108(2), 257-266.

A Meta-Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Interventions Among Elders. / Okun, Morris A.; Olding, Robert W.; Cohn, Catherine M G.

In: Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 108, No. 2, 09.1990, p. 257-266.

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Okun, MA, Olding, RW & Cohn, CMG 1990, 'A Meta-Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Interventions Among Elders', Psychological Bulletin, vol. 108, no. 2, pp. 257-266.
Okun, Morris A. ; Olding, Robert W. ; Cohn, Catherine M G. / A Meta-Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Interventions Among Elders. In: Psychological Bulletin. 1990 ; Vol. 108, No. 2. pp. 257-266.
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