Findings on happiness in Crandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975 /2

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
PublicPsycology students, USA, University of Idaho, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Students participated for course credit
Respondents N =61
 37 female, 24 male;
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire administered in groups of 5 to 9 thay were given the SIS and a questionnaire labeled "Self Concept" which consisted of the well being measure and 27 other traits.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: … happy… (full text not reported) Response options not reported Part of a 27 item self-descriptive checklist
Author's labelWell-being
Page in publication165
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Attribution of positive traitsS02adCurrent self-evaluation
Attribution of positive traitsP05ciPositive reacting, also classified as above ↑
Denial of negative traitsP05atDefensive
Social Interest ScaleI05abCurrent interests
Social Interest ScaleS02aiIdeal self, also classified as above ↑
Social Interest ScaleV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑