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Correlational findings

Study Abrams & Hall (1972): study GB 1971

Public:
15+ aged, middle class, Britain, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 213
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Halfstructured questionnaire, using both open end and closed questions.

Correlate

Authors's label
Percieved past happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Past happiness rated on an 11-point self-anchoring scale (Cantril, 1965).
Ss were shown a ladder going from complete dissatisfaction, 0 to complete satisfaction, 10 and asked: "Where would you put yourself as you were about 4 or 5 years ago?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-b r = +.62