Findings on happiness in Tessler & Mechanic (1978): study US Wisconsin 1972

Publication
Author(s)Tessler, R.; Mechanic, D.
TitlePsychological Distress and Perceived Health.
SourceJournal of Health and Social Behavior, 1978, Vol. 19, 254 - 262
Investigation
PublicStudents, Wisconsin, USA,1972-73
 1972-1973
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Random sample of the student population of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Respondents N =1391
Non Response18%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you consider yourself as a happy person......? 4 very happy 3 happy 2 neither happy nor unhappy 1 not too happy - don't know
ClassificationO-HP-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelPersonal happiness
Page in publication256
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Perceived health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health
Reports of sickness in past 3 monthsH14ab04Days ill