Subject code: H07aa01n

Study | Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 |

Title | Social Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality. |

Source | Plenum Press, 1976, New York, USA |

Public | 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3 |

Sample | Probability area sample |

Non-Response | 26% |

Respondents N = | 1433 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Interviewer rating of life satisfaction |

Page in Source | 78 |

Our classification | O-DT by O-further, code H07aa01n |

Operationalization | Rating by interviewer of how respondent feels about life as a whole. Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ delighted |

Remarks | Question asked twice. Summation: arithmetic mean. Happiness measure type O-DT |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a | r=+.45 | |

O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a | mr=+.53 | O-DT asked twice: at the beginning of the interview: r=+.53 at the endof the interview: r=+.52 |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | r=+.57 | Mean of coded answers at beginning and end of the interview (see remarks). |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a | Selfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version) |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction' |

O-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a | Selfreport on single question: "Here are some circles that we can imagine represent the lives of different people. Circle eight has all pluses in it, to represent a person who has all the good things in his life. Circle zero has all minuses in it, to represent a person who has all the bad things in his life. Other circles are in between. Which circle do you think comes closest to matching your life?" (circles not reproduced here ) 8 + + + + + + + + 7 + + + + + + + - 6 + + + + + + - - 5 + + + + + - - - 4 + + + + - - - - 3 + + + - - - - - 2 + + - - - - - - 2 + - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - Name: Andrews & Withey's 'Circles Scale' |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

mr | Mean correlation coefficient (r). For r, see PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl