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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)