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Studies

Wilson (1965): study US 1960

Publication

Author(s):
Wilson, W.R.
Title:
Relations of Sexual Behaviors, Values and Conflicts to Avowed Happiness.
Source:
Psychological Reports, 1965, Vol. 17, 371 - 378

Investigation

Public:
College students, undergraduates, Hawaii, USA, 196?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 101
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported
11  completely and supremely happy, tremendous joy and elation all the time
10
9
8    very happy  most of the time
7
6    happy most of the time
5
4  . not very happy most of the time
3
2.
1  completely utterly unhappy, terrible depression and gloom  all the time
(originally presented horizontally)
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness.
Remarks:
Slightly positively skewed
actual range: 1-9

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age. Current age (in years) Perceived liberalityof sexual attitudes of parents. Attitudes of parents Male sex Sex (male vs female) Religiousness. Self-definition as religious Liberal sexual attitude Restrictiveness of own attitude to sex Perceived liberalityof sexual attitudes of others Problems with sex Sexual conflict. Satisfaction with sex-life