- 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/7
- N = 222
- Non Response:
Using highly structured questionnaires.
- Authors's Label
- Recent happiness
- Our Classification
- 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)
- 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
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
Index of positive affects: r=-.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.60
O-DT asked third : r=+.60
Index of negative affects: r=+.40