Findings on happiness in Brim (1974): study US 1972

Author(s)Brim, J.A.
TitleSocial Network Correlates of Avowed Happiness.
SourceJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1974, Vol. 158, 432 - 439
PublicFemales Feminists and controls. Seatle, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample using all members of a woman's rights organization and random selection of one other woman from each block where a woman's rights organization member lived. 92 members, 61 non-members; 113 married, 40 not married.
Respondents N =153
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all things together, how would you say things are these days? Please put a circle around the appropriate number to indicate how happy you are these days.....? 9 very happy 8 7 6 5 pretty happy 4 3 2 1 not too happy (originally rated on a horizontal scale)
Author's labelAvowed happiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Concern for husbandM03ac01Concern about marriage relationship
Concern for social network membersI07af01Concern about intimates
Contacts with social network membersI07ab03Frequency of intimate contacts
Desired interaction with husbandM03ac01Concern about marriage relationship
Desired interaction with social network membersI07af01Concern about intimates
Number of social network membersI07ab02Total number of intimate ties
Perceived assistancefrom husbandM04ad01Support by spouse
Perceived assistancefrom social network membersS10ac02Perceived availability of social support
Trust in social network membersI07ab04Perceived quality of intimate ties
Trust in social network membersT04ab02Trust in people, also classified as above ↑
Trust in social network membersP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑
Value similarity with husbandM03ab01Heterogeneity of marriage-partners
Value similarity with othersV04abSimilarity of own values with others
Value similarity with social network membersI07ac02bAge similarity of intimates