Findings on happiness in Rosenberg & Chelte (1980): study US 1975

Publication
Author(s)Rosenberg, E.; Chelte, A.F.
TitleAvowed Happiness of Members of Sport and Non-Sport Voluntary Associations.
SourceInternational Journal of Sport Psychology, 1980, Vol. 11, 263 - 275
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1975-1977
 1975, 1977
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Surveys 1975,1977 (NORC)
SampleNot available
 Probability multistage area sample
Respondents N =1500
 1975: 1482, 1977: 1527
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
 Not explicitly reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelAvowed happiness
Remarks1975: Very happy 32.9%, pretty happy 54.0%, not happy 13.0%, range 1-3, M'=2.2 Ms'=6,0 1977: Very happy 34.8%, pretty happy 53.2%, not happy 11.9%, range 1-3, M'=2.2 Ms'=6,0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Membership of voluntary association(vs no member)S07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Membership of sport voluntary association (vs no member)S07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations
Membership of sport voluntary association (vs. other voluntary)S07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations