Findings on happiness in Smith (1979): study US 1974

Publication
Author(s)Smith, T.W.
TitleHappiness: Time Trends, Seasonal Variations, Intersurvey Differences, and Other Mysteries.
SourceSocial Psychology Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 42, 18 - 30
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, United States, 1974
Collect period1
Survey nameUS-CNS-9
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
WeightingN
Respondents N =696
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Page in publication22
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.096.93
Standard deviation0.661.73

Scores in123
%18.055.027.0

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Page in publication26
RemarksPA: 3,01; NA: 1,38
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean1.636.63
Standard deviation