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Studies

Wilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Wilkening, E.A.; McGranahan, D.H.
Title:
Correlates of Subjective Well-Being in Northern Wisconsin.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 211 - 234

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 534
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
 
 Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
 7   completely satisfied
 6   satisfied
 5   mostly satisfied
 4   satisfied/dissatisfied
 3   dissatisfied
 2   very dissatisfied
 1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution:
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.20 7.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Level of education Level of school-education Occupational status 'Objective' socio-economic status Income Household income Live alone Living alone or not Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Contact with relatives Contacts with relatives Contact with friends Current contacts with friends Church attendance Participation in church Organizational membership Membership of voluntary organizations Separated / divorced Divorced or separated Retirement Current status: retired or not Widowed Married vs widowed Living environment Community size Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Joint effect Socio-demographic + life-events + social ties