Findings on happiness in Sigelman (1981): study US 1974

Publication
Author(s)Sigelman, L.
TitleIs Ignorance Bliss? A Reconsideration of the Folk Wisdom.
SourceHuman Relations, 1981, Vol. 34, 965 - 974
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974-76
 1974-1976
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Survey 1974 and 1976 (NORC)
SampleNot available
 Pooled probability multi stage sample.
Respondents N =2650
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
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 labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
AnomiaA06aaDevelopment of anomy
Church attendanceR10ad02Participation in church
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
Health conditionH14ab02aGlobal health rating
IntelligenceI03ab01Test-intelligence
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Married statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
not namedS15ab15Socio-demographic + health + personality
Political participationP09ab02cVoting
Satisfaction with four areas of lifeL04ad02cDwelling + leisure + social life
White raceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA