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Studies

Brim (1974): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Brim, J.A.
Title:
Social Network Correlates of Avowed Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1974, Vol. 158, 432 - 439

Investigation

Public:
Females Feminists and controls. Seatle, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 153
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all things together, how would you say things are these days? Please put a circle around the appropriate number to indicate how happy you are these days.....?
9  very happy
8
7
6
5  pretty happy
4
3
2
1  not too happy

(originally rated on a horizontal scale)
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-9-a
Author's label:
Avowed happiness.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Desired interaction with husband Concern about marriage relationship Perceived assistancefrom husband Support by spouse Concern for husband Concern about marriage relationship Value similarity with husband Heterogeneity of marriage-partners Number of social network members Total number of intimate ties Contacts with social network members Frequency of intimate contacts Concern for social network members Concern about intimates Trust in social network members Perceived quality of intimate ties
Trusting
Trust in people
Perceived assistancefrom social network members Perceived availability of social support Value similarity with social network members Age similarity of intimates Desired interaction with social network members Concern about intimates Value similarity with others Similarity of own values with others