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Studies

Willits et al. (1978): study US 1946

Publication

Author(s):
Willits, F.K.; Bealer, R.C.; Crider, D.M.
Title:
Migrant Status and Success: A Panel Study.
Source:
Rural Sociology, 1978, Vol. 43, 386 - 402

Investigation

Public:
Highschool pupils, rural area, followed 25 years, Pennsylvania, USA, 1946-71
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2081
Non Response:
26%
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
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.33 6.65

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migration Recently moved Miles to metropolis Community size
Remoteness
Population size Community size not named Socio-demographic + environmental factors Male sex Sex (male vs female)