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Studies

Spreitzer et al. (1975): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Spreitzer, E.; Larson, D.L.; Snyder, E.E.
Title:
Age, Marital Status, and Labor Force Participation as Related to Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Sex Roles, 1975, Vol. 1, 235 - 247

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973
Survey name:
US-NORC
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

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:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 51%,   3: 36%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.23 7.30
SD:
0.66 1.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex (male vs female) Married vs never married Married vs never married Married vs divorced Married vs divorced Never married vs widowed Married vs widowed Never married vs divorced Vs divorced Widowed vs divorced Vs divorced Employed status Current employment status