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Studies

Bogart et al. (2007): study US 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Bogart, L.M.; Collins, R.L.; Ellickson, P.L.; Klein, D.J.
Title:
Are Adolescent Substance Users less Satisfied with Life as Young Adults and if so, Why?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 149 - 169

Investigation

Public:
29 aged, USA, 2001
Survey name:
US-RAND Adolescent/Young adult panel 2001
Sample:
Probability cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2376
Non Response:
64% in 2001 follow-up
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
5  very satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
154

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Alcohol used at age 18 Earlier use of alcohol Cigarette use at age 18 Earlier use of tobacco Marijuana used at age 18 Earlier use of marihuana Hard drugs used at age 18 Earlier use of hard drugs Cigarette use at age 29 Use of tobacco Marijuana use at age 29 Use of marihuana, hash Alcohol use at age 29 Use of alcohol Hard Drug use at age 29 Use of hard drugs Parental education Parents education Sexe Sexe: male (vs female) Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA
Black race
Social skills at age 18 Earlier personal contacts
Earlier social competences
Earlier romantic competence
Mental health at age 18 Earlier mental health Loneliness at age 18 Earlier loneliness Deviance at age 18 Earlier school-behavior
Earlier deviant behavior
Income Household income Education Level of school-education Divorced Married vs divorced Health Global health rating