Findings on happiness in Cutler (1981): study US 1971

Author(s)Cutler, N.E.
TitleVoluntary Association Participation and Life Satisfaction: Replication, Revision, and Extension.
SourceJournal of Aging and Human Development, 1981-82, Vol. 14, 127 - 137
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1971
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =2390
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication130
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Total voluntary association membershipsshow  Membership of voluntary organizations