Findings on happiness in Lee (1985): study US 1979

Author(s)Lee, M.D.
TitleProbing Behavioral Patterns of Structuring Daily Life.
SourceHuman Relations, 1985, Vol. 38, 457 - 476
Public23-49 aged, USA, 1979-1981
Collect period3-12
 Study 1: 1979-1980; Study 2: 1980-1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =80
 Inhabitants of New Haven (T1): N=39, and inhabitants of Boston (T2): N=41
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 And 9-day diary; one interview before and 2 after the 9 day diary. This period included 2 weekends.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....? 7 extremely happy 6 very happy 5 pretty happy 4 not too happy 3 a bit unhappy 2 pretty unhappy 1 very unhappy
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Time use / enjoymentA02adAttitudes to own activity pattern
Time use / enjoymentL09ab01Current life-style pattern (life-style type), also classified as above ↑
Time use / enjoymentT01adCurrent time-usage, also classified as above ↑
Time use / enjoymentT01af02Satisfaction with time-use, also classified as above ↑
Time use / enjoymentT01ad03Time spend at home, also classified as above ↑
Time use / enjoymentT01ad09Time spend on work tasks, also classified as above ↑