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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:
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:
General Happiness

Correlational Findings

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