Wellbeing Reflection

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Undoubtedly, the intervention I was assigned to had an affect on my wellbeing during the experimental period this semester. It would be naive to credit the activity entirely or even significantly for the affects, however taking part in the weekly task certainly contributed in part. Wellbeing is a complex term that encompasses a plethora of different subjections. Expressing gratitude is an example of one variable that comprises wellbeing, just as maintaining healthy relationships or learning about new things also play a role. So in conjunction with endless other factors in my life, writing weekly letters to those I am thankful for certainly helped improve my wellbeing.

As highlighted in the graphs above my average negative emotion decreased
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My negative emotion began the intervention at 2.3, which hovers right around the mid-point or average, however by the end of the activity my average response total was down to 1.8. This is a rather significant change that indicates genuine improvements for the better. Similarly, my average positive emotion response increased by 0.3 points from 3.3 to 3.6. Such data implies a positive reaction to the intervention occurred. It is important to consume the results and understand what occurred quantitatively. However, it is considerably more important to be able to analyze the results and diagnose the reasons for the change. External factors will eternally have an affect on one’s wellbeing. It is impossible to completely control your wellbeing simply by participating in an intervention. Thus, it would be irresponsible to not address various major events and factors of my life that may have affected my response to the survey. It is worth noting that realistically heaps of different external factors shaped my wellbeing but there were a few drastic one’s that stood out above the rest. For …show more content…
Nevertheless, a useful way in which to analyze my own results is to compare them to the aggregate scores of the class. As it turns out my results match up considerably well to the averages of my peers, and the overall trends of both groups of data are quite similar. My average negative response score decreased by 0.5 points compared to 0.43 for others who received the writing intervention and 0.46 for the total. These similar results indicate that the intervention likely affected most participants equally, decreasing negative emotion as time progressed. While evaluating the average positive emotion results my marks differ a bit more considerably. I experienced a 0.3 increase in positive emotion while the aggregate scores for both the writing group and the class average was 0.12. This obviously suggests my wellbeing or happiness had increased more than my classmates. I would hypothesize that this difference is more a result of external factors rather than of the type of intervention received. While the interventions had some affect I would realistically attribute the rise in positive emotion I experienced to external factors such as finding new friend groups, settling into life in Melbourne, and even having the opportunity to travel

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