Findings on happiness in Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978

Author(s)Borgatta, E.F.; Borgatta, M.L.; Montgomery, R.J.
TitleAlcohol Use and Abuse, Life Crisis Events, and the Elderly.
SourceResearch on Aging, 1982, Vol. 4, 378 - 408
DOIDOI: 10.1177/0164027582004003007
Public18+ aged general population USA, 1978 -1980
Last assesment1980
Survey nameUS-GSS
 Pooled samples 1978 and 1980
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =2969
 26 respondence leftout
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 labelHappy
Page in publication388
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Fair Helpshow  Trust in people
Life Crisisshow  Current life-events (past few years)
Problem Drinkersshow  Use of alcohol