Correlational findings

Study Crandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975 /2

Psycology students, USA, University of Idaho, 197?
N = 61
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire administered in groups of 5 to 9 thay were given the SIS and a questionnaire labeled "Self Concept" which consisted of the well being measure and 27 other traits.


Authors's label
Social Interest Scale
Our Classification
  • INTERESTS Current interests
  • SELF-IMAGE Ideal self
  • VALUES: CURRENT PREFERENCES (own) Domain-specific value-preferences Social values
If you had to make a choice, which would you rather be? Draw a line under your choice in each of the pairs.
 "I would rather be..."
 a imaginative - rational
 b helpful* - quick witted
 c neat - sympathetic*
 d level-headed - efficient
 e intelligent - considerate*
 f self-reliant - ambitious
 g respectful* - original
 h creative - sensible
 i generous - individualistic
 j repsonsible - original
 k capable - tolerant*
 l trustworthy* - wise
 m neat - logical
 n forgiving* - gentle
 o efficent - respectful*
 p practical - self-confident
 q capable - independent
 r alert - cooperative*
 s imaginative - helpful*
 t realistic - moral*
 u considerate* - wise
 v sympathetic* - individualistic
 w ambitious - patient*
 x reasonable - quick-witted
 The social interest score consists of the number of characteristics with asteriscs (maximum 15) chosen by the individual. (Asterisc is not visible in test).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-sq-?-0-a r = +.30