Findings on happiness in Brenner (1967): study US 1963

Publication
Author(s)Brenner, B.
TitlePatterns of Alcohol Use, Happiness and the Satisfaction of Wants.
SourceQuarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1967, Vol. 28, 667 - 675
Investigation
Public21+ aged, general public, USA, 1963
Collect periodsummer
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multi-stage sample. At block level non-probability quota sample, with quotas based on sex, age, race and employment.
Respondents N =1499
Non Response4% incomplete
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 labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.167.12
Standard deviation0.681.76

Scores in123
%16.251.632.2

Full textSelfreport on single question: When you think of the things you want from life, how would you say that you're doing in getting the things you want.....?" 2 pretty well 1 not too well
ClassificationC-W-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's labelSatisfaction of wants
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean1.82
Standard deviation0.38

Scores in12
%17.782.3

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Amount of alcohol consumptionS13ab01Use of alcohol
Being an ex-drinkerS13aa01Earlier use of stimulants
Having problems due to drinkingP14ab02aProblems with addiction
Using alcohoS13ab01Use of alcohol