Findings on happiness in Pishkin & Thorne (1973): study US 1968

Publication
Author(s)Pishkin, V.; Thorne, F.C.
TitleA Factorial Study of Existential State Reactions.
SourceJournal of Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 29, 392 - 402
DOIDOI: 10.1002/1097-4679(197310)29:4<392::AID-JCLP2270290403>3.0.CO;2-J
Investigation
PublicDeviants and normals, USA, 196?
 Incarcerated felons, alcohlics, students of philosophy, unmarried mothers, psychology students, psychiatric patients.
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =1309
Non ResponseNA
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question I am a very happy person 2 true 1 false
ClassificationO-HP-g-sq-v-2-e
Author's labelHappy person
Page in publication399
RemarksWeighted average over all 6 groups
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Mean55.10
Standard deviation

Scores in0
%

Full textSelfreport on single question: All in all, I am satisfied with my life 2 true 1 false
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's labelsatisfied with my life
Page in publication399
RemarksWeighted average over all 6 groups
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean54.50
Standard deviation

Scores in12
%54.545.5

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Clinical groupsH13ac02aAlcoholic (f10)
Clinical groupsP13abCurrent imprisonment, also classified as above ↑
Clinical groupsS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Clinical groupsI02ab07Living in a prison, also classified as above ↑
Clinical groupsH13ac03aSchizophrenic (f20), also classified as above ↑
Clinical groupsF02ab01Single parent, also classified as above ↑
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)