Findings on happiness in Kivett (1976): study US 1970

Author(s)Kivett, V.R.
TitleThe Aged in North Carolina: Physical, Social and Environmental Characteristics and Sources of Assistance. (The Guilford Study)
SourceTechnical Bullletin No.237, North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, 1976, USA
Public65+ aged, North Carolina, USA, 1970-71
Collect periodspring
 Spring 1970- fall 1971
Survey nameNot available
 Guilford Study
SampleNot available
 Stratified probability sample taken from the rural and urban 65+ population of Guilford,North Carolina. Stratified by urban living, rural living and inytitutional living.
Respondents N =469
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All in all, how much UNhappiness would you say that you find in life today.......? 1 a great deal 2 some 3 almost none
Author's labelGeneral happiness
Page in publication36
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.76

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age difference among elderly
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Joint effectS15ab01Socio-demographic factors only
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Married vs never marriedM02aa01Married vs never married
Never married vs divorcedM02ab01bVs divorced
Never married vs separatedM02ab01cVs separated
Never married vs widowedM02ab01aVs widowed
Social positionS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Urban livingL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
White raceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA
Work at age 50O01aa01Earlier occupation