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Studies

Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Austrom, D.R.
Title:
The Consequences of Being Single.
Source:
Peter Lang Publisher, 1984, New York, USA

Investigation

Public
23-59 aged, general public, Ontario, Canada, 1979
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Overall happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Male sex Sex: male (vs female)