Findings on happiness in Glenn (1975): study US 1972

Author(s)Glenn, N.D.
TitlePsychological Well-Being in the Postparental Stage: Some Evidence from National Surveys.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1975, Vol. 37, 105 -110
Public40-59 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-73
Survey nameNot available
 US General Social Surveys 1972 and 1973.
SampleNot available
 Selected from pooled probability area samples.
Respondents N =425
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
General remarksGamma's (G') computed on the basis of very happy responses.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Postparental stageC03ab02Children in the household
Postparental stageC03aa02cLeaving home of children (empty nest), also classified as above ↑