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Studies

Brenner (1975): study US Various places 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Brenner, B.
Title:
Enjoyment as a Preventive of Depressive Affect.
Source:
Journal of Community Psychology, 1975, Vol. 3, 346 - 357

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, country and big city, USA, 1972
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2168
Non Response:
19% in Washington, and 25% in Kansas City.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

"How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say.....?"
5  very often
4  fairly often
3  occasionally
2  rarely
1  never
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Enjoyment of life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Depressive affect Feeling down (vs not) Psycho-psychologic problems Current mental complaints Satisfaction with major life areas Satisfaction with multiple domains of life