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
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.20 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=+.20
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.20 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = -.00 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.20 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.20 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.20 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.10 Index of positive affects: r=+.10
Index of negative affects: r=-.10