Findings on happiness in Hanson & Sloane (1992): study US 1976

Author(s)Hanson, S.L.; Sloane, D.M.
TitleYoung Children and Job Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1992, Vol. 54, 799 -811
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1976-1989
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Survey (GSS) conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =4509
 Data from several survey years were combined to increase sample size: 1970s: 1976, 1977: N = 1406, early 1980s: 1980, 1982, 1984 N = 1783, late 1980s: 1987, 1988, 1989 N = 1320
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
Page in publication805
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Job satisfactionW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Work statusE02abCurrent employment status
Work statusE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02ad01Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑