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Studies

Glenn & Weaver (1979): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Glenn, N.D.; Weaver, C.N.
Title:
A Note on Family Situation and Global Happiness.
Source:
Social Forces, 1979, Vol. 57, 960 - 967

Investigation

Public:
18-59 aged whites, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-75
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4049
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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:
Psychological well-being
Error estimates:
Reliability: 380 respondents of the 1972 wave were reinterviewed after two weeks: 72% rated their happiness in the same way Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married state Married state (compared to non-married states) Presence of child or children Current parental status Age Current age (in years) Frequency of attendance of religious services Participation in church Family income Household income Occupational prestige of males Social prestige of occupation Fulltime employment Full-time vs part-time Years of school completed Level of school-education Not named Socio-demographic + social ties