Findings on happiness in Rosenberg (1962): study US 1960

Publication
Author(s)Rosenberg, M.
TitleThe Dissonant Religious Context and Emotional Disturbance.
SourceAmerican Journal of Sociology, 1962, Vol. 68, 1 - 10
Investigation
PublicHigh school pupils, New York, USA,1960
Collect period1
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Stratified probability sample Ten schools were selected from a stratified population of high schools (by size of community) through use of a table of random numbers.
Respondents N =1618
Non Response1% because of inadequate answers
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksSample consists only of students in public high schools who were present on the day of administration. It does not include students in parochial or private schools, drop-outs or students absent on the day it was given.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions: A On the whole, how happy would you say you are? B On the whole, I think I am a quite happy person. C In general, how would you say you feel most of the time -in good or in low spirits? D I get a lot of fun out of life. E I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be. F How often do you feel downcast and rejected? Response options: not reported The items of this scale were randomly distributed in the questionnaire. Name: Rosen 'Depressive Affect Scale'
ClassificationM-AO-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelDepressive Affect
RemarksDepressed : 17% Not-depressed : 83%
Error estimatesReliability: equivalence: Guttman Scale reproducebility 95% Guttman Scale scalability 75% Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Experience of prejudiceE04ab01bPersonal experience of ethnic discrimination
Experience of prejudiceR12ag03aSocial acceptance of one's religion, also classified as above ↑
Religious dissonanceof social contextL11ab02Ethnic diversity in vinicity
Religious dissonanceof social contextE04ab04Ethnic status in neighborhood, also classified as above ↑
Religious dissonanceof social contextR12ag03aSocial acceptance of one's religion, also classified as above ↑
Religious dissonanceof social contextV04acSocial acceptance of own values, also classified as above ↑
Religious dissonanceof social contextL17ab01bSocial homogeneity in vinicity, also classified as above ↑