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
Weighted feelings about aspects of life
Our Classification
Regression weighted sum of possible answers to closed question: "Here is a circle and we can imagine that it represents your life. The pie slices are parts of your life. There are eight slices, so let's imagine that you can divide your life up into eight parts. Now put a plus sign (+) in those slices that are good parts of your life (answer A). Put a zero (0) in those slices that are neutral parts of your life (answer B). And, put a minus sign (-) in those slices that are bad parts of your life (answer C). Put some mark in every slice."
Measure: 50.321 + (1.492*A) - (2.591*C)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.40 O-DT asked thrice during the interview:  
at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.
O-DT asked first : r=+.40
O-DT asked second: r=+.40
O-DT asked third : r=+.40
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a r = +.40 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.30 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.50 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.40 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.40 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.30 Index of positive affects: r=+.20
Index of negative affects: r=-.20