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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
Past change in overall happiness: Past progress
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to the following questions:
a  "Where was your life most of the
    time during the past year?"
b  "Where was your life five years
    ago?"
Both rated on a 9-point graphic scale ranging from best life (9) to worst life (1)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.19 Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.18 O-DT asked twice:
at the beginning of the interview: r=+.17
at the end       of the interview: r=+.18
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.37 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.15