Findings on happiness in Armsden & Greenberg (1987): study US 1986

Author(s)Armsden, G.C.; Greenberg, M.T.
TitleThe Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment: Individual Differences and their Relationship to Psychological Well-Being in Adolescence.
SourceJournal of Youth and Adolescence, 1987, Vol. 16, 427 - 454
DOIDOI: 10.1007/BF02202939
PublicUndergraduate students, USA, 1982
Collect periodfall
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample. Students enrolled in course and participating for credit.
Respondents N =86
Non Response?
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarks 75 % had lived with both parents all their lives. All 86 had sibblings
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "........satisfaction with life........" (Full question not reported) 1 very dissatisfied 2 a little dissatisfied 3 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied 4 well satisfied 5 completely satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Family attachementshow  Family climate (earlier for adults, current for young)
Life changeshow  Balance of negative- and positive life-events