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Rodgers & Converse (1975): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Rodgers, W.L.; Converse, P.E.
Title:
Measures of the Perceived Overall Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1975, Vol. 2, 127 - 152

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1972
Survey name:
US-SRC
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 947
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Page in publication:
130
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 10%,   2: 68%,   3: 22%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.12 7.01
SD:
0.55 1.44