Findings on happiness in Cutler (1976): study US 1974

Author(s)Cutler, S. .
TitleMembership in Different Types of Voluntary Associations and Psychological Well-Being.
SourceGerontologist, 1976, Vol. 16, 335 - 339
Public65+, aged, USA,1974-1975
Survey nameNot available
 US General Social Surveys 1974 and 1975
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 65+ aged selected from pooled general population surveys.
Respondents N =438
 Mean age 72, female 51%, whites 90%.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Page in publication336
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.661.71

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Healthshow  Global health rating
Incomeshow  Household income
Satisfaction indexshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Well being and assocation membershipsshow  Socio-demographic + health + personality