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

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
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
Author's labelGeneral Happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

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