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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1433
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Overall compared to others: Circles:R-others
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to the following questions:
a  "Which circle comes closest to
    matching your life?"
b  "Which circle do you think would be
    chosen most often by people in this
    country?"
Rated on a 9-point graphic scale ranging from an all-plus-circle (8) to an all-minus-circle (0)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.40 Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.37 O-DT asked twice:
at the beginning of the interview: r=+.39
at the end of the interview:       r=+.35
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.45 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.74