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Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /4

Publication

Author(s):
Andrews, F.M.; Withey, S.B.
Title:
Social Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
Source:
Plenum Press, 1976, New York, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1072
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
G 1
Remarks:
Data November form 2
Page in publication:
208/209
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 1.1%,   3: 2.3%,   4: 12.6%,   5: 39.8%,   6: 35.3%,   7: 8.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.30 7.17
SD:
0.99 1.65