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
Uniqueness of life
Our Classification
Closed question: "Imagine that the lines below represent piles of cards. Each pile has people whose lives are pretty similar. The person in Pile A below has a life like nobody else. People in Pile G have lifes like quite a lot of other people. In which pile would you put your life?"
(Scale categories showed 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, 20 and 29 members, respectively)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = -.03 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=-.00
O-DT asked second: r=-.00
O-DT asked third : r=-.10
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.00 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = -.10 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = -.10 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.10 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.00 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.00 Index of positive affects: r=+.30
Index of negative affects: r=-.20