Findings on happiness in Fogarty (1985): study GB 1981

Author(s)Fogarty, M.
TitleBritish Attitudes to Work.
SourceAbrams, M.;Gerard, D.;Timms, N.;Eds.: " Values and Social Change in Britain", MacMillan, 1985, London, UK, 173 - 206
PublicAdults, general public, Britain, 1981
Survey nameNot available
 European Value Study 1
SampleNot available
 Systematic probability sample, post-stratified by age.
Respondents N =1231
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
General remarksSame data also reported in: HARDI 1985, ABRAM 1985, GERAR 1985
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy.
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

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)
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Being a young adultA04ab01Young versus old
Being unemployedE02abCurrent employment status
Employed statusE02ab01Full-time home maker
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Manual workO01ac01cManual or non-manual