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

Publication
Author(s)Hanson, S.L.; Sloane, D.M.
TitleYoung Children and Job Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1992, Vol. 54, 799 -811
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1976-1989
 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
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelGeneral happiness
Page in publication805
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
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 ↑