Findings on happiness in Phillips & Clancy (1971): study US Various places 1967

Publication
Author(s)Phillips, D.L.; Clancy, K.J.
TitleSome Effects of "Social Desirability" in Survey Studies.
SourceAmerican Journal of Sociology, 1971/72, Vol. 77, 921 - 940
Investigation
Public21+ aged general public, New England and Mid-Atlantic States, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability cluster sample of adults from households with a listed telephone.
Respondents N =404
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
General remarksOur computation of Games (G') is based on the proportions 'very happy' answers.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelGeneral Happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in123
%0.00.032.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Male SexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Need for social approvalP05ahApproval seeking
Perceived desirability of happiness as atraitH11ac03Moral desirability of happiness