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Studies

Tessler & Mechanic (1978): study US Wisconsin 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Tessler, R.; Mechanic, D.
Title:
Psychological Distress and Perceived Health.
Source:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1978, Vol. 19, 254 - 262

Investigation

Public:
Students, Wisconsin, USA,1972-73
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 1391
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you consider yourself as a happy person......?
4  very happy
3  happy
2  neither happy nor unhappy
1  not too happy
-   don't know
Classification:
O-HP-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Personal happiness
Page in publication:
256

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived health status Self-perceived health Reports of sickness in past 3 months Days ill