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
Feeling about life compared to others
Our Classification
Closed question:
a "Which of the following statements
    fits how you feel? My life is worse
    than nearly everyone else's...worse
    than most others...about everage-
    better than some and worse than
    some...better than most other's
    ...better than nearly everyone
b  "Which of the following statements
    fits how you feel? My life is much
    worse than most other people's ...
    somewhat worse...about the same
    ...somewhat better...much better?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.37 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Question a:
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.40 Question a C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.30 Question a O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.40 Question a O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.40 Question 1 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.40 Questin a A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.20 Question a:
Index of positive affects: r=+.40
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.43 Question b:
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT askwd third : r=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.50 Question b C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.30 Question b O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.40 Question 2 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.40 Question b O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.40 Question b A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.20 Question b:
Index of negative affects: r=-.00