Findings on happiness in Austrom (1984): study CA Ontario 1979

Author(s)Austrom, D.R.
TitleThe Consequences of Being Single.
SourcePeter Lang Publisher, 1984, New York, USA
Public23-59 aged, general public, Ontario, Canada, 1979
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multi stage sample of the non-institutionalized adults aged 18+, Canada (Quality of Life Survey; Institute for Behavioural Research, York University). Respondents aged 23-59 and living in Ontario only.
Respondents N =895
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
General remarks
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole? 10 completely satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 completely dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.77

Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelOverall happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)