Findings on happiness in Abramson et al. (1981): study US 1979

Publication
Author(s)Abramson, M.; Angers, W.; Cheperon, J.; Kohut, M.; Lalouch, H.
TitlePilot Analysis of a Happiness Questionnaire.
SourcePsychological Reports, 1981, Vol. 48, 570
Investigation
Public20-65 aged, general public, USA, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Stratified probability sample. Of 600 questionnaires administered a sample of 125 was drawn to reflect a wide range of demographic factors: age (20 to 65 yr.), marital status (single, married and formerly married), occupation (unskilled, skilled and professional), and educational level (high school, college, and post-graduate).
Respondents N =125
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Would you say you are:......? 1 unhappy? 2 reasonably happy? 3 happy ?
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-3-c
Author's labelGeneral Happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Marital StatusM02MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS
Satisfaction with interpersonal relationshipsS06ac04Satisfaction with personal contacts