Findings on happiness in Smith & Razzell (1975): study GB 1972

Publication
Author(s)Smith, S.; Razzell, P.
TitleThe Pools Winners.
SourceCaliban Books, 1975, London, UK
Investigation
PublicPools winners, UK, 1972
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Winners (160.000- 500.000, value 1972) in period 1937-1971.Follow-up from newspaper-reports, searching registers and calling former neighbours, etc. 191 Ss found who met the criteria for winners. 144 were traceable and alive. 138 were approached for an interview. 49 of these refused. (35,5%). Of these refusers it is not known whether they should really have fitted the criteria, especially if the amount won had been high enough (some had to deal up with others).
Respondents N =89
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 including questionnaire.
General remarksSMITH 1875/2 refers to control group of non-winning pools-players.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Would you say your life at the moment is ....? 1 very unhappy 2 unhappy 3 happy 4 very happy - don't know
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-4-ca
Author's labelhappy life
Page in publication225
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.38
Standard deviation0.37

Scores in1234
%1.01.056.042.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: "Do you sometimes feel disappointed with life....?" 4 never 3 rarely 2 sometimes 1 often - don't know
ClassificationM-AC-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelDisappoinment in life
Page in publication225
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.19
Standard deviation0.12

Scores in1234
%6.027.06.059.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
pools winnersL18ab02Lottery winning