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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
Recent happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Weighed sum of possible answers to closed question: "Think back over what your life has been like during the past ten weeks. It may help to try to remember some of the specific things that happened to you, or which you did during this period. Your answers should add up to ten weeks. For what part of the time did you feel delighted about your life as a whole (answer A)... pleased (B)...mostly satisfied (C)...
mixed-about equally satisfied and dissatisfied (D)...moslty dissatisfied (E)...unhappy (F)...terrible (G)?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.50 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Measure 1: (simple weighted sum)
O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.50
O-DT asked third : r=+.50
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.50 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.50 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.40 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.50 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.50 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.60 Measure a: (weighed sum)
Index of positive affects: r=-.40
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.57 O-DT asked first : r=+.50
O-DT asked second: r=+.60
O-DT asked third : r=+.60
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.50 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.50 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.30 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.50 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.50 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.60 Measure b: (regression weighed sum)
Index of negative affects: r=+.40