Findings on happiness in Lance et al. (1989): study US Georgia 1984

Publication
Author(s)Lance, C.E.; Lautenschlager, G.J.; Sloan, C.E.; Varca, P.E.
TitleA Comparison Between Bottom-Up, Top-Down, and Bidirectional Models of Relationships Between Global and Life Facet Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Personality, 1989, Vol. 57, 601 - 624
URLhttp://www.researchgate.net/publication/229529155_A_Comparison_Between_BottomUp_TopDown_and_Bidirectional_Models_of_Relationships_Between_Global_and_Life_Facet_Satisfaction
DOIDOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1989.tb00565.x
Investigation
PublicMarried academics, university of Georgia, USA, 1984
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Of the 170 respondents were 36 unmarried; their data records were deleted
Respondents N =134
Non Response62%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-n-5-a
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication608
Error estimatesretest after two weeks: r = +.82 (N=105)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.16
Standard deviation0.94


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Job satisfactionO01ad02Attitudes to current occupation
Job satisfactionW05adCurrent satisfaction with work, also classified as above ↑
Marital satisfactionM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with social activitiesS08ac02Satisfaction with social participation
support from co-workersS10ac02Perceived availability of social support
support from co-workersW04ab08Relations at work, also classified as above ↑
Support from friendsF06ahAttitudes to friendship
Support from friendsS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑
Support of spouceM03ab04Mutual support
Support of spouceS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑