Correlational findings

Study Block & Zautra (1981): study US Arizona 1979

General public, 3 cities, Arizona, USA, 1979
N = 537
Non Response
11 %
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview


Authors's Label
Total Life Events
Our Classification
Life events were assessed with a 65-item inventory developed by revising the SRRS (Holmes & Rahe, 1967) and adding positive life events.

Residents were asked two questions about each event listed on the inventory
-first, whether the event had taken place in their lives during the last year
-second, to rate, whether the event "turned out" positive,(PE), negative, (NE),
had both positive and negative outcomes,
or had no effect on them.Events rated as having both positive and negative outcomes were not scored for PE and NE (about 10%).
They were counted together with the total number of events reported, TE.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = -.02