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

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 period4
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1433
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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 labelLife 3
Page in publication311
RemarksOriginally 14 step (summed) score reduced to 7.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.011.69

Scores in1234567