Findings on happiness in Alston et al. (1974): study US 1972

Author(s)Alston, J.P.; Lowe, G.D.; Wrigley, A.
TitleSocioeconomic Correlates for Four Dimensions of Self-Perceived Satisfaction, 1972.
SourceHuman Organization, 1974, Vol. 33, 99 - 102
PublicAdult, general public, USA 1972
Collect period3
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multistage area sample. 1342 Whites, 260 Blacks.
Respondents N =1602
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
 Not explicitly reported
General remarksOur computation of Gammas (G') is based on the proportions 'very happy' answers.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelHappiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educational levelshow  Level of school-education
Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Male sexshow  Sexe: male (vs female)
Occupational levelshow  Manual or non-manual
Satisfaction with financial situationshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
White raceshow  Ethnic status in the USA