Findings on happiness in Else-Quest et al. (2005): study US 1992

Author(s)Else-Quest, N.M.; DeLamater, J.; Hyde, J.S.
TitleContext Counts: Long-Term Sequelae of Premarital Intercourse of Abstinence.
SourceJournal of Sex Research, 2005, Vol. 42, 102 - 112
Public18-59 aged, USA, 1992
Collect period2-12
Survey nameNot available
 National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS)
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
 Sample of households. English speaking only
Respondents N =3425
Non Response21.4 %
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally, how happy have you been with your personal life during the past 12 month? 1 unhappy most of the time 2 sometimes fairly unhappy 3 generally satisfied, pleased 4 very happy most of the time 5 extremely happy
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication6,14
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.98

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Age at first sexS03aa01aEarlier sexual behavior
Alcohol consumption in the past yearS13ab01Use of alcohol
Context of first sexual experienceS03aa01aEarlier sexual behavior
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
First sex pre-maritalS03aa01aEarlier sexual behavior
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)