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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
Variation in past happiness Ladder: best-worst
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to two single
direct questions:
a  "Where on the ladder was your best week in the past year - on which rung would you put it?"
b "Where on the ladder was your worst week during the past year - 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 = -.00 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=-.00
O-DT asked second: r=-.00
O-DT asked third : r=-.00
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = -.00 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = -.00 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = -.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.10 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = -.00 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.10