Findings on happiness in Lee et al. (2002): study US 1997

Author(s)Lee, D.J.; Larsen, V.; Sirgy, M.J.; Wright, N.D.
TitleDeveloping a Subjective Measure of Consumers Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Macromarketing, 2002, Vol. 22, 158 - 169
Public18+ aged, students, USA, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Respondents were business school students from three universities who enrolled in the Principles of Marketing courses,157 students from the first university, 66 from the second, and 75 from the third. All three universities are co-ed and located in small towns (less than 100.000 people). Respondents are similar in age, education, major, occupation and other demographic characteristics.
Respondents N =298
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
Author's labelLife satisfaction measure
Page in publication162
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Consumer well-beingshow  Attitudes to one's life-style
Consumer well-beingshow  Satisfaction with consumption level, also classified as above ↑
Family satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Housing satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with housing
Job satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Leisure satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with acquisitionshow  Satisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with communityshow  Local social cohesion
Satisfaction with communityshow  Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with consumptionshow  Attitudes to consumption
Satisfaction with cultural lifeshow  Attitudes to local cultural conditions
Satisfaction with cultural lifeshow  Satisfaction with cultural participation, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with do-it-yourself repairsshow  Satisfaction with local shops
Satisfaction with educationshow  Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with environmentshow  Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with financeshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendshipsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with neighborsshow  Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Satisfaction with political situationshow  Overall satisfaction with politics
Satisfaction with political situationshow  Satisfaction with local politics, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with possessionsshow  Attitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionshow  Attitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with product dispositionshow  Satisfaction with product availability, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with repair-servicesshow  Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity
Satisfaction with social lifeshow  Satisfaction with social participation
Satisfaction with taxesshow  Costs of living in vinicity
Satisfacton with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Spiritual satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with religion