Findings on happiness in Antonucci et al. (1998): study US 1980 /1

Author(s)Antonucci, T.C.; Akiyama, H.; Lansford, J.E.
TitleNegative Effects of Close Social Relations.
SourceFamily Relations, 1998, Vol. 47, 379 - 384
PublicMarrieds with children, Michigan, USA, 1980
Survey nameNat. Survey Soc. Networks Adult Life 1980
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 The sample was afterwards restricted to married people with children
Respondents N =366
 Men: 205 Women: 161
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, Table 1
RemarksWeighed average computed by WDH-team from table 1.
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)
EducationE01ab01Years schooling
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health compared to othersH14ab02Self-perceived health
Network doesn't understand meF03ac03Satisfaction with close adult relatives
Network gets on my nervesF03ac03Satisfaction with close adult relatives
Numer of contactsI07ab02Total number of intimate ties
Social network too demandingF03ac03Satisfaction with close adult relatives
Want more dependable networkF03ac03Satisfaction with close adult relatives