Findings on happiness in Davis (1929): study US 1925

Publication
Author(s)Davis, K.B.
TitleFactors in the Sex Life of Twenty-Two Hundred Women.
SourceHarper & Brothers Publishers, 1929, New York, USA
Investigation
PublicFemale college graduates, USA, 192?
 Unmarried graduates at least 5 years out of college; average age 37
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 A selection was made out of the alumnae registers of the leading women's colleges and coeducational universities, based on geographical and age distribution.
Respondents N =1200
 Research was started among 1000 women, supplemented with later received questionnaires of 200 women .
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you consider your life as a whole.. 4 happy 3 fairly happy 2 neither happy nor unhappy (neutral) 1 unhappy Neutral option presented last
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-4-l
Page in publication90
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.636.63
Standard deviation0.790.96

Scores in1234
%4.27.110.478.3

Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you consider your life as a whole.. 4 satisfactory 3 fairly satisfactory 2 neither (neutral) 1 unsatisfactory Neutral option presented last
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-4-l
Author's labellife considerded as a whole
Page in publication90
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.407.41
Standard deviation0.861.54

Scores in1234
%1.221.713.463.7

Full textSelf report on single question: Do you consider your life as a whole as successful? 4 successful 3 fairly successful 2 neither sucsseful nor unsuccessful (neutral) 1 unsuccesful
ClassificationC-ASG-u-sq-v-4-a
Page in publication90
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.417.40
Standard deviation0.921.69

Scores in1234
%6.111.916.965.1

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
homosexual feelingsS03aa01aEarlier sexual behavior
homosexual feelingsS03ab03cHomo-sexual, also classified as above ↑
opinion as to necessity of sex intercourseS03acAttitudes to one's sex-life
sex feeling, sex desireS03abCurrent sex-life