- 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
- N = 222
- Non Response:
Using highly structured questionnaires.
- Authors's Label
- Overall happiness Circles: whole life_A
- Our Classification
- Happiness measure type O-further
- Selfreport on single question:
Here are some circles that we can imagine represent the lives of different people. Circle eight has all pluses in it, to represent a person who has all the good things in his life. Circle zero has all minuses in it, to represent a person who has all the bad things in his life. Other circles are in between. Which circle do you think comes closest to matching your life?"
(circles not reproduced here )
8 + + + + + + + +
7 + + + + + + + -
6 + + + + + + - -
5 + + + + + - - -
4 + + + + - - - -
3 + + + - - - - -
2 + + - - - - - -
2 + - - - - - - -
0 - - - - - - - -
Name: Andrews & Withey's 'Circles Scale'
Observed Relation with Happiness
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlations with O-GBB (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-Dt asked third : r=+.50