Findings on happiness in Crandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975

Author(s)Crandall, J.E.; Putman, E.L.
TitleRelations between Measures of Social Interest and Psychological Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Individual Psychology, 1980, Vol. 20, 156 - 168
PublicNon-teaching employees, university, Idaho, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 All departments and offices were randomly sampled in approximate proportion to their number of employees.
Respondents N =82
 225 surveys were sent out; 93 were returned of which 11 were incomplete; 82 remained.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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'
Author's labelCognitive evaluation of well being
Page in publication158
Finding used in
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Full textSelfreport on 18 questions: How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below: A Have you been annoyed with someone? B Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people? C Have you ever felt that things were going your way? D Have you ever felt very worried E Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends? F Have you ever been afraid of what might happen? G Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something? H Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy? I Have you ever been full of energy? J Have you ever felt really tired? K Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair? L Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself? M Have you ever felt really cheerful? N Have you ever felt like crying? O Have you ever felt at the top of the world? P Have you ever felt confident about the future? Q Have you ever felt bored? R Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something? Rated: 0: no 1: yes Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q) Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
Author's labelAffect balance
Page in publication159
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Interpersonal relationsI07af01Concern about intimates
Interpersonal relationsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Social interest scaleI05abCurrent interests
Social interest scaleS02acCurrent self-ideal, also classified as above ↑
Social interest scaleV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑
Work categoryW05adCurrent satisfaction with work