Findings on happiness in Makarczyk (1962): study PL 1960

Author(s)Makarczyk, W.
TitleFactors affecting Life Satisfaction among People in Poland.
SourcePolish Sociological Bulletin, 1962, Vol. 1, 105 - 116
PublicAdults, general public, students and peasants excluded, Poland, 1960
Collect period6-7
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive quota sample stratified by sex, age, type of local community, employment and S.E.S. Excluded were individual farmers owning farms of less than 2 ha., and pupils and students not gainfully employed.
Respondents N =2387
Non Response5%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 very satisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general.
Page in publication106
DKNA %0.6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.091.78

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Anxiety about future of farmF04ad01Concern about farming
Anxiety about future of farmW05aeWorries about work, also classified as above ↑
Attitude towards amount of time spent on entertainmentL03ad03aSatisfaction with time for leisure
Availability of people one can count onI07ab01Having a confident or not
Availability of people one can count onS10ac02Perceived availability of social support, also classified as above ↑
Desire for change of jobO01ad02Attitudes to current occupation
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Expecting income increase during next 5 yearsI01af03Income expectations
Getting on well with one's familyF02ac04Current climate
Getting on well with superiors at workW05ad02gSatisfaction with management
Getting on well with the local authoritiesL15ac01Attitudes to local government
Getting on well with work-fellowsW05ad02cSatisfaction with colleagues
Job satisfactionW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Level of income, compared with other jobsI01aeRelative income
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital happinessM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
NervousnessH15ab02Current mental complaints
NervousnessP05cbNervous, also classified as above ↑
Number of friendsF06abCurrent number of friends
Perceived occupational prestigeO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Perceived security in occupationW04ab14Security of job
Perceived skill-utilisation in present jobW05ad02dSatisfaction with work itself
Prefer to change jobL05ac01bSpecific changes wanted
Self-perceived healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating