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Studies

Aldous & Ganey (1999): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Aldous, J.; Ganey, R.F.
Title:
Family Life and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Family Issues, 1999, Vol. 20, 155 - 180

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1993
Survey name
US-GSS
Sample
Probability stratified sample
Respondents
N = 101630
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.10 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Race Ethnic status in the USA Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with familiy life Satisfaction with family-life