Findings on happiness in Ward (1979): study US 1972 /1

Publication
Author(s)Ward, R.A.
TitleThe Never-Married in Later Life.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1979, Vol. 34, 861 - 869
Investigation
Public25+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1977
 1972-1977
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Surveys 1972 to 1977. Pooled.
SampleNot available
 Probability sample of the non-institutionalized population of the continental U.S., aged 18 and over. Six yearly surveys combined.
Respondents N =7872
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
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 labelGlobal happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Marital statusM02MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS