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Correlational findings

Study Campbell et al. (1976): study US 1971

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2164
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured, at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Life characterisation (
Our Classification
Operationalization
8 Item "Index of General Affect". Mean
score on 8 semantic differential scales
for description of present life:       
1.Enjoyable vs miserable
2.Full vs empty
3.Rewarding vs disappointing
4.Brings out the best of me vs does not
  give me much change
5.Interesting vs boring
6.Hopeful vs discouraging
7.Friendly vs lonely
8.Worthwhile vs useless

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.52