Findings on happiness in Miller & Wilson (1968): study US 1966

Author(s)Miller, H.; Wilson, W.R.
TitleRelation of Sexual Behaviors, Values, and Conflict to avowed Happiness and Personal Adjustment.
SourcePsychological Reports, 1968, Vol. 23, 1075 - 1086
PublicStudents, undergraduates, Kent State University at Ashtabula, Ohio, USA., 1966-67
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample using attendants of a psychology course. 68 males (mean age 22), and 64 females (mean age 21).
Respondents N =132
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: "Please estimate your happiness on the scale below by marking a number from 1 to 9" 1 not very happy most of the time 2 3 4 5 happy most of the time 6 7 8 9 very happy most of the time
Author's labelAvowed happiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab02Age difference among young people
Liberality of sexualattitudeS03ad01Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex
MaladjustmentH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
ReligiousnessR12af02Self-definition as religious
Sexual conflictS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life