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Studies

Bharadwaj & Wilkening (1977): study US Wisconsin 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Bharadwaj, L.K.; Wilkening, E.A.
Title:
The Prediction of Perceived Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1977, Vol. 4, 421 - 439

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole........?
7   completely satisfied
6
5
4
3
2
1   completely dissatisfied

Summation: both scores added
Possible range: 2 to 14
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Error estimates:
Reliability: equivalence: Cronbach's _= 0.72 Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with work Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with sparetime activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with community Attitude to vinicity Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with food Satisfaction with one's nutrition Satisfaction with spiritual matters Satisfaction with religion Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with organisational involvement Satisfaction with organizational participation Satisfaction with natural environment Attitude to local natural environment Satisfaction with national governmen Attitudes to national government Joint effect Satisfaction with multiple domains of life