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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 years extremes: Ladder:best-worst
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to two questions
a  "Where on the ladder was your best
    week in the past year - on which
    rung would you put it?"
b  "Where on the ladder was your worst
    week during the past year - on
    which rung?"
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 = +.04 Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a mr = +.04 O-DT asked twice:
at the beginning of the interview: r=+.03
at the end of the interview:       r=+.04
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = +.00 O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a r = +.00