Findings on happiness in Glenn (1975): study US 1971

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
Public35-65 aged mothers, non-institutionalized, USA, 1971
Survey nameNot available
 Rooper Survey 524 Gammas (G') were computed by us on the basis of the proportion "mostly enjoys life" answers.
SampleNot available
 Selected from pooled probability area samples.
Respondents N =319
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking of your life as you live it day by day, which of these statements best expresses the way you feel? 3 Mostly I enjoy life, although at times I just go through the days. 2 Half of the time I enjoy life, and half of the time I just go through the days. 1 Sometimes I enjoy life, but most of the time I just go through the days. .
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Page in publication107
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 ↑