Findings on happiness in Phillips (1969): study US NewHampshire 1965

Author(s)Phillips, D.L.
TitleSocial Class, Social Participation and Happiness: A Consideration of "Interaction Opportunities" and "Investment".
SourceSociological Quarterly, 1969, Vol. 10, 3 - 21
Public21+ aged, general public, New Hampshire, USA, 196?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability sample.
Respondents N =600
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 at home
General remarksSame study also reported in PHILL 1967A and PHILL 1967B. Part of the results reported in this publication are included in the excerpt of PHILL 1967A. Data: study 750 NORC.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
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Scores in123

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Author's labelAffect
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
S.E.SS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status