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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Using highly structured questionnaires.

Correlate

Authors's label
Stability in feelings about life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on variability in feelings about life, rated on a 7-point scale: up and down and changing...even and steady and stays the same."

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.17 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.20
O-DT asked second: r=+.20
O-DT asked third : r=+.10
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.10 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.10 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = -.00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.10 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.10 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.20 Index of positive affects: r=-.10
Index of negative affects: r=-.30