Findings on happiness in Robinson & Martin (2008): study US 1972 /1

Publication
Author(s)Robinson, J.P.; Martin, S.
TitleWhat Do Happy People Do?
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 89, 565 - 571
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9296-6
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2006
Last assesment2006
Survey nameUS-GSS 1972-2006
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =5005
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 labelHappiness
Page in publication566,569,570
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Frequency of newspaper daysL03ac02hReading
Frequency of newspaper daysA02ac06Reading, also classified as above ↑
Frequency of sexS03ab01Sexual activity
Frequency of visiting a barL03ac02bEating/drinking out
Frequency of visiting a barA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Frequency of visiting religious servicesR10ad02Participation in church
Full-time workE02ad01Full-time vs part-time
Internet hours per weekA02ac04Internet use
Internet hours per weekI04ab03aTime on internet, also classified as above ↑
Internet hours per weekT01ad04Time spend on internet, also classified as above ↑
Rushed to do thingsH15ab03Current stress
Rushed to do thingsT01ab03Perceived time-pressure, also classified as above ↑
Socialize with friendsA02ac10Socializing
Socialize with friendsF06ac06Visits to friends, also classified as above ↑
Socialize with neigborsL17ab01bLocal social contacts
Socialize with neigborsA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Socialize with relativesF03ab02Contacts with relatives
Socialize with relativesI07ab03Frequency of intimate contacts, also classified as above ↑
Socialize with relativesA02ac10Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Time on handsA08ab02Attitudes to one self
Time on handsT01ab06Perceived control over ones time, also classified as above ↑
TV hours/dayL03ac02lTv watching, radio listening
TV hours/dayA02ac13TV watching, radio listening, also classified as above ↑
Work hours per weekE02ad02Hours work
Work hours per weekA02ac15Working, also classified as above ↑