Findings on happiness in Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978

Publication
Author(s)Borgatta, E.F.; Borgatta, M.L.; Montgomery, R.J.
TitleAlcohol Use and Abuse, Life Crisis Events, and the Elderly.
SourceResearch on Aging, 1982, Vol. 4, 378 - 408
URLhttp://roa.sagepub.com/content/4/3/378
DOIDOI: 10.1177/0164027582004003007
Investigation
Public18+ aged general population USA, 1978 -1980
Last assesment1980
Survey nameUS-GSS
 Pooled samples 1978 and 1980
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =2969
 26 respondence leftout
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelHappy
Page in publication388
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Fair HelpT04ab02Trust in people
Life CrisisL06abCurrent life-events (past few years)
Problem DrinkersS13ab01Use of alcohol