Findings on happiness in Lee (1985): study US 1979

Publication
Author(s)Lee, M.D.
TitleProbing Behavioral Patterns of Structuring Daily Life.
SourceHuman Relations, 1985, Vol. 38, 457 - 476
Investigation
Public23-49 aged adults, USA, followed 1 year, 1979
Collect period3-12
 T1:1979-1980, T2:1980-1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =80
 T1: New Haven, N = 39, T2: Boston N = 41
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 And 9-day diary; one interview before and 2 after the 9 day diary. This period included 2 weekends.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....? 7 extremely happy 6 very happy 5 pretty happy 4 not too happy 3 a bit unhappy 2 pretty unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelOverall Happiness
Page in publication472
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Think about the quality of your life at the present time. I would like you to give a rating where 0 represents the worst possible life for you and 10 represents the best possible life for you. 0 worst possible life 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 best possible life
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife evaluation
Page in publication472
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Life space structureA02adAttitudes to own activity pattern
Life space structureA02abCurrent activity pattern, also classified as above ↑
Life space structureL09ab01Current life-style pattern (life-style type), also classified as above ↑
Life space structureT01adCurrent time-usage, also classified as above ↑
Life space structureT01af02Satisfaction with time-use, also classified as above ↑
Life space structureS11SOCIAL SUPPORT: PROVIDED, also classified as above ↑
Life space structureF02afWorking mother , also classified as above ↑