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
Affect balance_C
Our Classification
Selfreport on 10 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly exited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Rated: 1) never felt' to 4 'felt a lot'

-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

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.
Correlations with A-AB (asked once):
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40

Index of positive affects:
O-DT asked first : r=+.30
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40

Index of negative affects:
O_DT asked first : r=-.30O
O_DT asked second: r=-.30
O-DT asked third : r=-.20