Findings on happiness in Perkins (1991): study US 1987

Author(s)Perkins, H.W.
TitleReligious Commitment, Yuppie Values, and Well-Being in Post-Collegiate Life.
SourceReview of Religious Research, 1991, vol. 32, 3.
PublicCollege-educated (liberal arts) adults, USA, 1988
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =860
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In terms of general happiness and sen se of wellbeing, how would you usually describe yourself today 1 very unhappy 2 fairly unhappy 3 fairly happy 4 very happy
Author's labelgeneral sense of well-being
Page in publication247
Remarks 7% fairly to very unhappy; 93 % fairly to very happy.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
strength of religiosityR12af02Self-definition as religious
Yuppie OrientationL07ab08Object of life-goals
Yuppie OrientationV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑
Yuppie OrientationV02ab03Work values, also classified as above ↑