Findings on happiness in Garrity (1973): study US NorthDakota 1970

Author(s)Garrity, T.F.
TitleSocial Involvement and Activeness as Predictors of Morale Six Months after First Myocardial Infarction.
SourceSocial Science and Medicine, 1973, Vol. 7, 199 - 207
PublicWhite males, heart-attack survivors, Durham, North-Carolina, USA, 1970
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample of patients from 3 hospitals. Respondents survived at least six months after their hospital discharge; age 37-74, mean age 54; 93% married.
Respondents N =56
Non Response20%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Interview, mailed questionnaire and analysis of hospital records.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. 11 the happiest I could be 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 the saddest I could be
Author's labelMorale.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Amount of non- associational leisure activityshow  Leisure activity level
Gainful employmentshow  Current employment status
Having chronic health problemsshow  Chronic illness
Participation in community organizationsshow  Attendance to meetings
Participation in informal sociabilityshow  Current contacts  'Objective' socio-economic status
Self-perceived healthshow  Global health rating
Severity of initial heart attackshow  Diseases of circulatory system (i00-99)