Findings on happiness in Lee et al. (2002): study US 1997

Author(s)Lee, D.J.; Larsen, V.; Sirgy, M.J.; Wright, N.D.
TitleDeveloping a Subjective Measure of Consumers Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Macromarketing, 2002, Vol. 22, 158 - 169
Public18+ aged, students, USA, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Respondents were business school students from three universities who enrolled in the Principles of Marketing courses,157 students from the first university, 66 from the second, and 75 from the third. All three universities are co-ed and located in small towns (less than 100.000 people). Respondents are similar in age, education, major, occupation and other demographic characteristics.
Respondents N =298
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
Author's labelLife satisfaction measure
Page in publication162
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Consumer well-beingL09adAttitudes to one's life-style
Consumer well-beingC09ad01Satisfaction with consumption level, also classified as above ↑
Family satisfactionF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Housing satisfactionH15ae02Satisfaction with housing
Job satisfactionW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Leisure satisfactionL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with acquisitionL10ad02eSatisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with communityL10afLocal social cohesion
Satisfaction with communityL10af05Satisfaction with local social contacts, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with consumptionC09adAttitudes to consumption
Satisfaction with cultural lifeC13ac02Attitude to own participation
Satisfaction with cultural lifeL10alLocal cultural climate, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with do-it-yourself repairsL10ad02eSatisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with educationE01ad02Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with environmentL10ai02Attitude to local natural environment
Satisfaction with financeI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendshipsF06ag02Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with neighborsL10af05Satisfaction with local social contacts
Satisfaction with political situationL10ag01Attitudes to local political issues
Satisfaction with political situationP08af06Overall satisfaction with politics, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with possessionsP10acAttitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionP10acAttitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionC09ad03Satisfaction with product availability, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with repair-servicesL10ad02Satisfaction with local facilities
Satisfaction with social lifeS08ac02Satisfaction with social participation
Satisfaction with taxesL10ac03Local costs of living
Satisfacton with healthP06af04Satisfaction with health
Spiritual satisfactionR01af03Satisfaction with religion