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Correlational findings

Study Wessman (1956): study US 1946

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1946
Survey name:
Gallup poll
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2377
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Desired personal changes
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open-ended direct question on desired life changses:
1: Mentioned
0: Not mentioned

a: Character changes (worry less)
b: Physical appearance, weight, size, looks
c: Health
d: Age
e: More education
f: Better social relationships
g: Better work and attitudes towards it

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.12 p < .05 a: Character O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.05 ns b: Appearance O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.12 p < .05 c: Health O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = +.09 ns d: Age O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.14 ns e: Education O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.01 ns f: Relationships O-HL-g-sq-v-4-b G = -.39 p < .01 g: Work