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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Sources of happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Open-ended question: "What are some of
the things you feel pretty happy about these days?".

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = ns Sources mentioned:          1957       1976

- Economic and material     +.04       +.06
- Children                  +.05       +.02
- Marriage                  +.21       +.16
- Other interpersonal       +.10       +.03
- Job                       +.02       +.03
- Own health                -.07       -.07
- Family's health           +.02       +.01
- Independence              +.02       +.04
- Personal char.            +.01       +.04
- Community, national
  and world problems         -          -