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Correlational findings

Study McCrae & Costa (1991): study US Baltimore County, Maryland 1979

Public:
Single males and couples Baltimore USA, followed 7 years, 1979-86
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 429
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.54 p < .01 T1 happiness (Affect Balance) by T1 happiness (Delighted-Terrible) A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.59 p < .01 T2 happiness (Affect Balance) by T2 happiness (Delighted-Terrible)