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Brenner (1967): study US 1963

Publication

Author(s):
Brenner, B.
Title:
Patterns of Alcohol Use, Happiness and the Satisfaction of Wants.
Source:
Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1967, Vol. 28, 667 - 675

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1963
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1499
Non Response:
4% incomplete
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16.2%,   2: 51.6%,   3: 32.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.16 7.12
SD:
0.68 1.76
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

When you think of the things you want from life, how would you say that you're doing in getting the things you want.....?"
2  pretty well
1  not too well
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction of wants
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 17.7%,   2: 82.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.82
SD:
0.38

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Using alcoho Use of alcohol Amount of alcohol consumption Use of alcohol Being an ex-drinker Earlier use of stimulants Having problems due to drinking Problems with addiction