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Studies

Veroff et al. (1962): study US 1957

Publication

Author(s):
Veroff, J.; Feld, S.; Surin, G.
Title:
Dimensions of subjective adjustment.
Source:
Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1962, Vol. 64, 192 - 205

Investigation

Public:
21+ aged, married, with childeren, USA, 1957
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 797
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
  
Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Negative orientationto children Ever had children (vs not) Perceived short- comings in the self Evaluation of oneself as a parent Feeling inadequate as a parent Evaluation of oneself as a parent Expected future happiness In the long run Self-perceived physical health Global health rating Ever expected a nervous breakdown Earlier mental health Physical Anxiety Current mental complaints Psychological anxiety Current mental complaints Immobilization Current mental complaints Psycho-somatic symptons Current psycho-somatic complaints Feelings of marital inadequacy Self-perceived adequacy in marriage Problems in marriage(in the past) Earlier characteristics of current marriage-relationship
Remembered earlier problems
Having problems in raising children Problems with family\marriage
Concerns about parenthood
Problems with job (in the past) Remembered earlier problems
Earlier satisfaction with work
Worrying Amount of worrying Marital happiness Satisfaction with marriage Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Self-acceptance Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Perceived strong points in the self Self-critical Shortcomings in the self Real-ideal congruence Perceived uniquenessof self Self-perceived uniqueness Perceived adequacy in performing job Self-perceived work-performance