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Studies

Phillips & Clancy (1971): study US Various places 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Phillips, D.L.; Clancy, K.J.
Title:
Some Effects of "Social Desirability" in Survey Studies.
Source:
American Journal of Sociology, 1971/72, Vol. 77, 921 - 940

Investigation

Public
21+ aged general public, New England and Mid-Atlantic States, USA, 197?
Sample
Respondents
N = 404
Non Response
-
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
General Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male Sex Sexe: male (vs female) Perceived desirability of happiness as atrait Moral desirability of happiness Need for social approval Approval seeking