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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
Quality of affect _B
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 2 questions:

A.  "How often do you feel that things were going your way? Would you say.......?"
4 fairly often
3 occasionally
2 rarely
1 never

B.  "How often do you feel downcast or dejected? Would you say....."
1 very often
2 fairly often
3 occasionally
4 rarely
5 never

Summation: Average A + B

Name: Brenner's 'Going-Your-Way / Depressed-on-Unhappy Scale'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BBr-g-mq-v-5-b G = +.60 p < .001