Findings on happiness in Amos et al. (1982): study US Oklahoma 1978

Author(s)Amos, O.M.; Hitt, M.A.; Warner, L.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Regional Development: A Case Study of Oklahoma.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1982, Vol. 11, 319 - 331
Public18+ aged, general public, Oklahoma, USA, 1978
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Stratified random sample of 2700 households; respondents of 18 years and older were randomly selected among family members .
Respondents N =2734
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Ss were asked to indicate their satisfaction in 17 areas of life and with ....."life as a whole" (Full question not reported) 0 completely dissatisfied 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 completely satisfied
Author's labelPerceived satis. with life-as-a-whole
Page in publication321
RemarksOriginal scores (0-14) transformed to range 0-100 (personal communication by author dd 20/01/86. Mean Southeastern Oklahoma: 87.2 Mean Remainder of the State 88.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Economic prosperity of regionR04ab01bGDP in region
Urbanization of area were S grew upL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
Urbanization of current area of residenceF01ah02Rural upbringing