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Studies

Lance et al. (1989): study US Georgia 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Lance, C.E.; Lautenschlager, G.J.; Sloan, C.E.; Varca, P.E.
Title:
A Comparison Between Bottom-Up, Top-Down, and Bidirectional Models of Relationships Between Global and Life Facet Satisfaction.
Source:
Journal of Personality, 1989, Vol. 57, 601 - 624

Investigation

Public:
Married academics, university of Georgia, USA, 1984
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 134
Non Response:
62%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-5-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
608
Error estimates:
retest after two weeks: r = +.82 (N=105)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.16
SD:
0.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with social activities Satisfaction with social participation Job satisfaction Attitudes to current occupation
Current satisfaction with work
Age Current age (in years) support from co-workers Perceived availability of social support
Relations at work
Support from friends Perceived availability of social support
Attitudes to friendship
Support of spouce Perceived availability of social support
Mutual support