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

Publication
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
Investigation
Public40-59 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-73
 1972/1973
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
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in123
%0.00.040.0

Correlational findings

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