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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_D
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:
How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a mr = +.57 Correlations with M-AO (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.60
O-DT asked second: r=+.60
O-DT asked third : r=+.50