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Studies

Crandall & Kytonen (1980): study US 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Crandall, J.E.; Kytonen, J.A.
Title:
Sex, Age, and Stress as Moderators for the Relation between Social Interest and Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Individual Psychology, 1980, Vol. 36, 169 - 182

Investigation

Public:
Students, USA, 197?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 150
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class or workplace

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
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 life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Well-being (Life 3 score)
Page in publication:
171

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social Interest Scale Satisfaction with social participation
Current interests
Sexe Sex (male vs female) Self-centeredness (S-E) Self-centered