Findings on happiness in Keyes (1998): study US Wisconsin 1994

Publication
Author(s)Keyes, C.L.
TitleSocial Well-Being.
SourceSocial Psychology Quarterly, 1998, Vol. 61, 121 - 140
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Dane County, Wisconsin USA, 1994
Collect period4-6
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 random-digit-dialing sample, slecting household member who had celebrated birthday most recently
Respondents N =373
Non Response37%
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question '….satisfied with global life right now….' (full question not reported) 4 very satisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 2 a little satisfied 1 not at all satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-m-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelGlobal Life Satisfaction
Page in publication127
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.40
Standard deviation0.74


Full textSelfreport on single question: Ss were asked to pretend for a moment that their life would end next week end then indicate how happy they felt about the life they been able to live. (Full question not reported) 4 very satisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 2 a little satisfied 1 not at all satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-h-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelGlobal Happiness with Life
Page in publication127
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.50
Standard deviation0.67


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Anomie ScaleA06abCurrent anomy
Community Action in the PastS07aa01Earlier organizational participation
Recent Community ActionS07abCurrent organizational participation
Social AcceptanceA06abCurrent anomy
Social AcceptanceN11ab28aTrust in fellow-man, also classified as above ↑
Social ActualizationA06abCurrent anomy
Social ActualizationN01acCurrent satisfaction with one's nation, also classified as above ↑
Social ActualizationH19ab02Specific hopes for the country, also classified as above ↑
Social CoherenceN02acAttitudes to culture in the nation
Social CoherenceA06abCurrent anomy, also classified as above ↑
Social CoherenceN02abCurrent cultural conditions the nation, also classified as above ↑
Social ContributionL17ac01Attitude to community
Social ContributionA06abCurrent anomy, also classified as above ↑
Social ContributionM05ab01Perceived usefullness of one's life, also classified as above ↑
Social IntegrationL17ac01Attitude to community
Social IntegrationA06abCurrent anomy, also classified as above ↑
Social IntegrationP10ab02Perceived popularity , also classified as above ↑