- 21-60 aged, urban areas, USA, 1963 - 64
- N = 2787
- Non Response:
- ± 20%, Attrition ± 30%
Repeated interviews at home using highly structured questionnaires
- Authors's label
- Change in anxiety (Increase)
- Our Classification
- Difference in response to a 3-item index of health complaints in the last few weeks.
- nervousness or tenseness
- trouble getting to sleep
- have(not) enough energy to do things
you liked to do.
T1: January 1963
T3: Oktober 1963
Observed Relation with Happiness
Computed for negative affect (NA) only (not full ABS).
NA assessed at T1 and T3
Ss who increased in anxiety tend to increase NA as well (and reversedly).
Change in affect expressed in change () in average ridits (RT). Ridit analysis compares distribution in category with distribution in total sample. RT above .50 means relative increase. RT below relative decrease in happiness.