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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
Lowest happiness in the past year Ladder: worst
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question rated on a graphic scale: "Where on the ladder was your worst week - on which rung?"
Rated on a 9-point graphic scale ranging from best life (9) to worst life (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.30 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlations with 'worst week' (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.30
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-Dt asked third : r=+.30
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.20 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.40 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.20 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.20 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = -.40 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.20