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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
HealthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Satisfaction indexL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Well being and assocation membershipsS15ab15Socio-demographic + health + personality