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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Zest
Our Classification
Operationalization
4 item index of questions on frequency
of feelings:
- My mind is as clear as it used to be.
- I find it easy to do the things I
  used to.
- My life is interesting.
- I feel that I am useful and needed.
- My life is pretty full.
- I feel hopeful about the future.
Rated on a 4 point scale ranging from
"None of the time" to "Most of the time".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a G = +.50 p < .01 1976 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a tb = +.27 p < .01