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
Amount of change in feelings about life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question: "Please indicate how much your feelings about life as a whole change from month to month", rated on a 7-point scale, ranging from "my feelings about this never change" to "my feelings about this change a great deal".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a = -.27 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=-.30
O-DT asked second: r=-.20
O-DT asked third : r=-.30
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a = -.20 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a = -.20 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a = -.20 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = +.20 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b = -.30 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = -.30 Index of positive affects: r=-.20
Index of negative affects: r=+.20