- 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
- N = 222
- Non Response:
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
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.30
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
Index of positive affects: r=+.40
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT askwd third : r=+.40
Index of negative affects: r=-.00