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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
Satisfaction with life as a whole_G
Our Classification
  • HAPPINESS: CORRESPONDENCE OF DIFFERENT MEASURES Overall happiness Overall happiness by overall happiness O-SL by O-DT
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
 In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
 3  completely satisfying
 2  pretty satisfying
 1  not very satisfying

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a mr = +.53 O-DT twice during the interview with and interval of about 10 minutes
 Correlation with O-SL (asked once)
 O-DT asked first: r=+.50
 O-DT asked last : r=+.49