- 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
- N = 222
- Non Response:
Using highly structured questionnaires.
- Authors's label
- Amount of bad parts of life: Number of minuses
- Our Classification
- Closed question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine that it represents your life. The pie slices are parts of your life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine that you can divide your life up into eight parts. Now, put a plus sign (+) in those slices that are good parts of your life. Put a zero (0) in those slices that are neutral parts of your life, neither good or bad. And put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts of your life. Put some mark in every slice.
Measure: number of -'s
Observed Relation with Happiness
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Correlation with bad parts:
O-DT asked first : r=-.40
O-DT asked second: r=-.30
O-DT asked third : r=-.30
Index of negative affects: r=+.30