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
Weeks unhappy
Our Classification
Happines measure M-TH
Closed question: "Think back over what your life has been like during the past ten weeks. It may help to try to remember some of the specific things that happened to you, or which you did during this period. Your answers should add up to ten weeks. For what part of that time did you feel delighted about your life as a whole?
1 pleased
2 mostly satisfied
3 mixed - about equally satisfied and dissatisfied
4 mostly dissatisfied
5 unhappy
6 terrible

Measure: number of weeks felt unhappy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = -.40 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end
Correlation with M-TH (asked once)
O-DT asked first : r=-.40
O-DT asked second: r=-.40
O-DT asked third : r=-.40