Findings on happiness in Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /3

Publication
Author(s)Andrews, F.M.; Withey, S.B.
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Collect period11
 Data November form 1
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability area sample
 Probability area sample of adults (age 18+) living in non-institutional dwelling units of the 48 coterminous states. The sample is limited to American citizens, and was not tested for representativeness, but no gross biases are expected.
Respondents N =1118
Non Response24%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 using highly structured questionnaires
General remarksSee also US 1972/1, US 1972/2, US 1972/4, US 1972/5, US 1972/6
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's labelSeven-point satisfaction (G29)
Page in publication318
RemarksData November form 1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.397.32
Standard deviation1.151.91

Scores in1234567
%1.01.04.013.027.041.013.0

Full textSelfreport on single question : Where would you put your life as a whole on a feeling thermometer? Rated on 'thermometer scale' (in grades) 0 degrees: very cold, negative 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 very warm, positive
ClassificationM-FH-u-sq-t-101-a
Author's labelThermometer (G8)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean78.007.80
Standard deviation16.401.64

Scores in0123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
%0.00.00.00.01.02.05.08.026.041.017.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
ClassificationO-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelLife1(G1)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.357.25
Standard deviation1.001.67

Scores in1234567
%0.50.82.211.839.534.610.6

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Amount of worryingW07ab01Amount of worrying
Feelings about the good parts of lifeL04ac02bGood and bad parts of life
Feelings about the poor aspects of lifeL04ac02bGood and bad parts of life
Satisfaction with life as a whole_AH07aa01jO-SL by O-further
Satisfaction with life as a whole_BH07aa01hO-SL by O-DT