Findings on happiness in Kasl & Harburg (1975): study US 1970

Author(s)Kasl, S.V.; Harburg, E.
TitleMental Health and the Urban Environment: Some Doubts and Second Thoughts.
SourceJournal of Health and Social Behavior, 1975, Vol. 16, 268 - 282
Public25-60 aged married adults, Detroit, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probalility multistage samples in urban areas varying in social stress and racial composition
Respondents N =1000
Non Response17%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interviews by same race interviewer
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Now thinking about your life these days in general, would you say, you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Appreciation of NeighborhoodL16ac03Satisfaction with local environment
Environmental stressL17abCurrent characteristics of local society
Perceived danger for crimeL17ac03Perceived safety in vinicity
Satisfaction with dwellingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Wish to moveL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood