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
Amount of neutral parts of life: Number of neutrals
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 0's

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = -.20 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end
Correlation with Good/bad parts question (asked once)
O-DT asked first : r=-.20
O-DT asked second: r=-.20
O-DT asked third : r=-.20
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = -.20 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = -.10 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = -.30 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.20 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = -.10 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.10 Index of positive affects: r=-.10
Index of negative affects: r=+.00