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Studies

Gordon (1975): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Gordon, R.M.
Title:
The Effects of Interpersonal and Economic Resources upon Values and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Social Psychology, Temple University, 1975, Pennsylvania, USA

Investigation

Public
Undergraduate students, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, 1973
Sample
Respondents
N = 346
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Generally, how happy are you.....?
1  not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  completely

(Originally presented on a horizontal line scale)
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-9-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.40 6.80
SD:
1.80 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Love Love-feelings Services Amount of current support received Status Self perceived recognition Financial security Subjective poverty Information Interesting (vs boring) Sex life Sexual activity Goods Specific possessions Money Household income