Findings on happiness in Rodgers & Converse (1975): study US 1972

Author(s)Rodgers, W.L.; Converse, P.E.
TitleMeasures of the Perceived Overall Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1975, Vol. 2, 127 - 152
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF00300532
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, United States, 1972
Collect periodfall
Survey nameUS-SRC
SampleNot available
Respondents N =947
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Page in publication130
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.551.44

Scores in123