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Studies

Fischer (1973): study US 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, C.S.
Title:
Urban Malaise.
Source:
Social Forces, 1973, Vol. 52, 221 - 235

Investigation

Public:
Adults, varying age ranges, general public, USA, 1968
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1440
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Malaise
Page in publication:
226
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 10.7%,   2: 65.9%,   3: 23.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.13 7.08
SD:
0.57 1.71

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Community size Rural vs urban dwelling
Community size
Sub-urban vs urban