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Correlational findings

Study Wiberg (1976a): study ZZ 1967

Public:
students, 5 western nations, 1967-1970, Germany,Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, USA.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Also interview face to face.

Correlate

Authors's label
Optimism/pessimism
Our Classification
Operationalization
Homology between wishes and expectations about personal life; responses to open questions.
Acceptance Ratio (AR) = (a-b) / (a+b) is calculated, where a = positive answer and b = negative answer to a question.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.39 Germany C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.72 Great Britain C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.56 New Zealand C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.78 Sweden C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = .+72 USA