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Studies

Miller & Wilson (1968): study US 1966

Publication

Author(s):
Miller, H.; Wilson, W.R.
Title:
Relation of Sexual Behaviors, Values, and Conflict to avowed Happiness and Personal Adjustment.
Source:
Psychological Reports, 1968, Vol. 23, 1075 - 1086

Investigation

Public:
Students, undergraduates, Kent State University at Ashtabula, Ohio, USA., 1966-67
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 132
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single  question:

"Please estimate your happiness on the scale below by marking a number from 1 to 9"
1   not very happy most of the time
2
3
4
5   happy most of the time
6
7
8
9   very happy most of the time
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-9-a
Author's label:
Avowed happiness.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among young people Maladjustment Scores on symptom inventories Religiousness Self-definition as religious Liberality of sexualattitude Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex Sexual conflict Satisfaction with sex-life