Findings on happiness in Antonucci et al. (1998): study US 1980

Author(s)Antonucci, T.C.; Akiyama, H.; Lansford, J.E.
TitleNegative Effects of Close Social Relations.
SourceFamily Relations, 1998, Vol. 47, 379 - 384
Public50-95 aged, married, with children, USA,1980
Survey nameSocial Networks in Adult Life
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 50 to 95 aged, married, with children, selected from probability sample of the general population.
Respondents N =366
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelWell-being
Page in publication381
RemarksMean computed by WDH team.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01abCurrent education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health compared to othersH14aeRelative health
Network does not understandI07adCurrent chances for intimacy
Network gets on nervesI07afAttitudes to intimates
Network too demandingS11acAttitudes to own support behavior
Network too demandingI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy, also classified as above ↑
Size of inner circleI07ac03Size of intimate network
Size of middle circleI07ac03Size of intimate network
Size of outer circleI07ac03Size of intimate network
Want more dependable networkI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
Want more dependable networkS10ac03Satisfaction with social support received, also classified as above ↑