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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Using highly structured questionnaires.

Correlate

Authors's label
Overall happiness Circles: whole life_A
Our Classification
Operationalization
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.47 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
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