Findings on happiness in Palisi (1985): study ZZ Western nations 1977 /2

Author(s)Palisi, B.J.
TitleFormal and Informal Participation in Urban Areas.
SourceJournal of Social Psychology, 1985, Vol. 125, 429 - 477
PublicMales, metropolitan areas: London, Los Angeles and Sydney, 1977-80
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability systematic sample
 Probability systematic random sample, using telephone directories in London and voting lists in Los Angeles and Sydney. Overrepresentation of middle class and underrepresentation of the very poor and young adults. In case of Sydney overrepresentation of the young and in case of London overrepresentation of higher occupations.
Respondents N =752
 London 226, L.A. 292, Sydney 234
Non Response67%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksSame study also reported in PALIS 1980, PALIS 1983, PALIS 1984A, 1984B, and PALIS 1985A and 1985B
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "......happiness during past few weeks....." (Full lead not reported) 4 very happy 3 2 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Combined interactionscaleS08abCurrent total social participation
Combined intimacy scaleI07ab03Frequency of intimate contacts
Social relationship variablesS08abCurrent total social participation