Findings on happiness in Knupfer et al. (1966): study US San Francisco, California 1964

Author(s)Knupfer, G.; Clark, W.; Room, R.
TitleThe Mental Health of the Unmarried.
SourceThe American Journal of Psychiatry, 1966, Vol. 122, 841 -851
Public23+ aged, general public, San Francisco, USA, 1964
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample, poststratified by drinking habits. Knupfer & Room (1964) sample; overrepresentation by heavy drinkers; unaffected by major demographic variables.
Respondents N =979
Non Response29% incomplete.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: " Most of the time I feel happy" 2 true 1 false
Author's labelOverall happiness.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Male sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Marriedshow  Married vs never married