Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's label
Feelings about the poor aspects of life: Bad parts
Our Classification
Closed question: "Now try and forget all the good and pleasant parts of your life; how do you feel about the things that annoy or worry you? How do these poor aspects, by themselves, make you feel?"
1 terrible
2 unhappy
3 mostly dissatisfied
4 mixed
5 mostly satisfied
6 pleased
7 delighted.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.23 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlations with bad parts (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.20
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-DT asked third : r=+.20
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.20 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.20 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 = +.30 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.30 Index of positive affects: r=+.10
Index of negative affects: r=-.30