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Correlational findings

Study Pesznecker & McNell (1975): study US Washington 1970

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Renton, Washington, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 536
Non Response:
55%; 185 unattainable, 12 incomplete, 412 refusals.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Life change
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of life change units during the past two years as assessed by a modified form of the Schedule of Recent Events (see Holmes & Rahe, 1967)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-c r = -.08 ns Happiness hardly differentiates the relation between life change and change in health. Correlations among happy and unhappy are respectively +.27 and +.35