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Correlational findings

Study Brenner (1975a): study US Washington County, Maryland 1973

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Washington County, Maryland, USA, 1973-1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 916
Non Response:
25%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Usual affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
In general how would you say you feel most of the time? Would you say:
5 very good spirits
4 fairly good spirits
3 neither good spirits nor low spirits
2 fairly low spirits
1 very low spirits

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.75 p < .001 When enjoying life and feeling downcast or dejected are kept constant: Gs = +.64 (001)

Unaffected by sex, age and educational level