Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973

18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 1433
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires


Authors's Label
Overall happiness: Ladder: most
Our Classification
Question asked twice. Summation: arithmetic mean. Happiness measure type C-BW
Related specification variables
Selfreport on single question:
Here is a picture of a ladder. At the bottom of the ladder is the worst life you might reasonably expect to have. At the top is the best life you might expect to have. Of course, life from week to week falls somewhere in between. Where was your life most of the time during the past year?"
[ 9 ] best life you might expect to have
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[ 1 ]  worst life you might expect to have

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.54 Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.51 O-DT asked twice:
at the beginning of the interview: r=+.51
at the end       of the interview: r=+.50