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Correlational findings

Study Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 /2

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2727
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
using highly structured questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with costs of living, taxes
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions, asked in different samples: "How do you feel about...
a what you have to pay for basic
   necessities, such as food, housing
   and clothing (asked in November
   1972)
b the taxes you pay - I mean the
   local, state, and national taxes all
   together (asked in July 1973)?"
Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ delighted

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.20