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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
Expected change in happiness: Progress past & future
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to two questions 1."Where was your life five years ago?"
2."Where do you expect your life to be
   five years from now?"
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 = +.13 Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.13 O-DT asked twice:
at the beginning of the interview: r=+.11
at the end of the interview:       r=+.14
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.04 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.05