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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /2

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, Nov 1972
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1072
Non Response:
38%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Feeling warm about life
Our Classification
  • HAPPINESS: CORRESPONDENCE OF DIFFERENT MEASURES Overall happiness Overall happiness by overall happiness O-HL by O-further
  • HAPPINESS: CORRESPONDENCE OF DIFFERENT MEASURES Overall happiness Overall happiness by overall happiness O-SL by O-further
  • HAPPINESS: CORRESPONDENCE OF DIFFERENT MEASURES Overall happiness Overall happiness by overall happiness O-DT by O-further
  • HAPPINESS: CORRESPONDENCE OF DIFFERENT MEASURES Overall happiness Overall Happiness and Hedonic Affect-level O-further by A-AB
  • LIFE APPRAISALS: OTHER THAN HAPPINESS Aspect judgements of one's life as a whole Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question :
 Where would you put your life as a whole on a feeling thermometer?
 Rated on 'thermometer scale' (in grades)
 0 degrees: very cold, negative
 10
 20
 30
 40
 50
 60
 70
 80
 90
 100  very warm, positive

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.39 O-HV-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.50 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.32 O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.47 O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.41 O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a mr = +.50 O-DT twice during the interview with and interval of about 10 minutes
 Correlation with O-SLV (asked once)
 O-DT asked first: r=+.51
 O-DT asked last : r=+.49