Findings on happiness in Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1972 /4

Author(s)Andrews, F.M.; Withey, S.B.
TitleSocial Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality.
SourcePlenum Press, 1976, New York, USA
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1972
Collect period11
 Data November form 2
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1072
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelG 1
Page in publication208/209
RemarksData November form 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.991.65

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