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-beingC10ad04Satisfaction with consumption level, also classified as above ↑
Family satisfactionF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Housing satisfactionH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Job satisfactionW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Leisure satisfactionL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with acquisitionL12ac02afSatisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with communityL17ab01Local social cohesion
Satisfaction with communityL17ac04Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with consumptionC10adAttitudes to consumption
Satisfaction with cultural lifeL10acAttitudes to local cultural conditions
Satisfaction with cultural lifeC14ac03Satisfaction with cultural participation, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with do-it-yourself repairsL12ac02afSatisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with educationE01ad04Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with environmentL16ac03Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with financeI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with neighborsL17ac04Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Satisfaction with political situationP09ag06Overall satisfaction with politics
Satisfaction with political situationL15ac03Satisfaction with local politics, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with possessionsP12acAttitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionP12acAttitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionC10ad06Satisfaction with product availability, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with repair-servicesL12ac02aSatisfaction with amenities in vinicity
Satisfaction with social lifeS08ac02Satisfaction with social participation
Satisfaction with taxesL12ab05bCosts of living in vinicity
Satisfacton with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Spiritual satisfactionR12af03Satisfaction with religion