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Studies

Robinson & Martin (2008): study US 1972 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Robinson, J.P.; Martin, S.
Title:
What Do Happy People Do?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 89, 565 - 571

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-2006
Survey name:
US-GSS 1972-2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 5005
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
566,569,570

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Internet hours per week Time on internet
Time spend on internet
Rushed to do things Perceived time-pressure
Current stress
Time on hands Attitudes to one self
Perceived control over ones time
Socialize with relatives Contacts with relatives
Frequency of intimate contacts
Socializing
Socialize with neigbors Social contacts in vicinity
Socializing
Socialize with friends Visits to friends
Socializing
Frequency of visiting a bar Eating/drinking out
Socializing
Frequency of visiting religious services Participation in church Frequency of sex Sexual activity Frequency of newspaper days Reading
Reading
TV hours/day Tv watching, radio listening
TV watching, radio listening
Work hours per week Hours work
Working
Work% Current employment status