Research: Evaluating Practice

  1. What is subjective well-being (SWB)? How has it been measured in past and in your SSD?
    What is correlated with high/low levels of SWB?
  2. What is self-care (SC)? Who has high/low levels of self-care? Why is self-care important and
    how is it linked to SWB?
  3. What types of SC behaviors are ways that SWB can be improved?
  4. An operationalization of the self-care behavior that will be targeted for change
  5. Presentation of the behavior that will be targeted (describe what it looks like for client)
  6. Baseline PANAS score (pre-intervention) (1 week retrospective, 1 week real time)
  7. The worker is responsible to help create an evidence-based action plan that will help the
    client complete the self-care behavior operationalized in the first paper. Client and SW
    agree on plan.
  8. The client will track the self-care behaviors on a daily basis for one week. This log, as well as
    a second PANAS will be returned to the worker as directed in syllabus.
  9. The intervention results should be described in the paper and should also be graphed in
    comparison to those taken at baseline. The graph should show the PANAS results;
    instructions so doing so are posted on Blackboard.
  10. Be sure to include a discussion of factors other than your intervention that may help explain
    the results reported by your client (are there other factors that may have resulted in the


  1. The follow-up results of both the self-care behaviors and the third PANAS results will be
    described in the paper. You will create One graph that will show the self-care behavior at
    the three time points, along with the results for the PANAS at all three time points.
    Instructions for doing so will be provided.
  2. Describe the follow-up survey that was used and defend the construction of your follow-up
    survey. In the appendix include your follow-up survey.
  3. Revisit your hypothesis that improved self-care will result in improved SWB. What did you
    find out about your hypothesis regarding this client?
  4. Be sure to include a discussion of factors other than the results regarding self-care that
    could influence SWB (or satisfaction with life).
  5. Connect your findings back to the larger literature on the topics that you have explored –
    self-care and SWB.
    See the colored calendar at the end of this syllabus for a schedule of the SSD assignment.

Self Care Problem- Social media
Goal was to use social media less on a daily bases.

Reason: Partner realized they used social media to much and would often find themselves comparing themselves to other people.

Intervention: Don’t touch phone 30 min after wake up, 30 min before bed. No more then 3 hrs total social media time per day. Read, podcast, or meditate throughout week instead of going on phone.

Sample Solution