- 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
- N = 222
- Non Response:
Using highly structured questionnaires.
- Authors's label
- Perceived overall happiness of others
- Our Classification
- Closed question: "Think of the neighbor who lives nearest to you, who is of the same sex as you, and who is at least eighteen years old (If there are several such neighbors living equally close to your house or apartment, pick the one to your left as you walk into your place). The following questions all concern how you think this person feels about aspect of his or her own life."
Measure: how he/ she feels about life as a whole (terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ delighted)
Observed Relation with Happiness
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=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.10