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Studies

Chayko (1993): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Chayko, M.
Title:
How You "Act Your Age" When You Watch TV.
Source:
Sociological Forum, 1993, Vol. 8, 573 - 593

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1988
Survey name:
US-GSS 1988
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 967
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
State of happiness
Remarks:
Originally rated 1 very happy, 3 not so happy; scale reversed by WDH team. M computed by WDH team from table 1 (page 582).
Page in publication:
579
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding TV hours viewed Tv watching, radio listening