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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Amount of non- associational leisure activityL03ac01Leisure activity level
Gainful employmentE02abCurrent employment status
Having chronic health problemsH14ab02dChronic illness
Participation in community organizationsS07ab02Attendance to meetings
Participation in informal sociabilityS06abCurrent contacts
S.E.S.S09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Self-perceived healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
Severity of initial heart attackH14ad09Diseases of circulatory system (i00-99)