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Correlational findings

Study Bortner & Hultsch (1970): study US 1959

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1959
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1301
Non Response:
9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question :
Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?"
[ 10 ]  entirely satisfied
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]
[   0 ]  entirely dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.43