Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /1
 Public:
 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
 Sample:
 Respondents:
 N = 222
 Non Response:
 Assessment:

Interview: facetoface
Using highly structured questionnaires.
Correlate
 Authors's Label
 Recent happiness
 Our Classification


 Remarks
 Two measures were derived: a weighed sum: (1*A) + (2*B) + (3*C) + (4*D) + (5*E) + (6*F) + (7*G) b Regression weighted sum: 52.366 + (1.244*A) + (.869*B)  (1.507*E)  (2.373*F)
 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)...
mixedabout equally satisfied and dissatisfied (D)...moslty dissatisfied (E)...unhappy (F)...terrible (G)?"
Observed Relation with Happiness
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
Measure 1: (simple weighted sum)
ODT asked first : r=+.50
ODT asked second: r=+.50
ODT asked third : r=+.50
Index of positive affects: r=.40
ODT asked second: r=+.60
ODT asked third : r=+.60
Index of negative affects: r=+.40