Findings on happiness in Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1

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 public, USA 1978-80
Last assesment1980
Survey nameUS-GSS 1978
 pooled sampless 1978-1980
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2994
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 labelunhappy
Page in publication388-392
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Anomia (FAIRHELP)show  Current anomy
Problem drinking (PRDRUNK)show  Use of alcohol