Findings on happiness in Levy & Guttman (1975): study IL 1973 /1

Author(s)Levy, S.; Guttman, L.
TitleOn the Multivariate Structure of Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1975, Vol. 2, 361 - 388
Public18+ aged, general public, urban areas, Israel, 1973
Collect periodsummer
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability area samples using dwelling units, from a continuing survey con- ducted jointly by the Israel Institute of Applied Social Research and the Communications Institute of the Hebrew University. Ss residing in the larger cities of Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Beersheva
Respondents N =1830
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 at home
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking, are you happy these days......?" 6 very happy 5 4 3 2 1 very unhappy (Response options not fully reported)
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single closed question: "How is your mood these days....?" 4 very good all the time 3 2 1 not good almost all the time
Author's labelMood
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Being able to saveshow  Being able to save
Evaluat. of the way the health min. han-dles health problemsshow  Attitudes to public health care
Evaluation of employed-worker relationsshow  Attitudes to labor relations
Evaluation of ethnicintegration in the countryshow  Attitudes to ethnic relations in nation
Evaluation of ethnicrelationsshow  Attitudes to ethnic relations in nation
Evaluation of familyincomeshow  Subjective poverty
Evaluation of general situation ofIsraelshow  Evaluation of current situation of nation
Evaluation of governmentshow  Attitudes to national government
Evaluation of secu- rity situation of Israelshow  Attitudes to position of the nation
Health conditionshow  Global health rating
Moodshow  O-HL by A-AOL
Perceived safetyshow  Perceived safety in vinicity
Satisfaction with economic situationshow  Satisfaction with economic development in nation
Satisfaction with medical servicesshow  Satisfaction with health-services
Satisfaction with medical servicesshow  Satisfaction with medical services in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with social groupshow  Satisfaction with social participation
Satisfaction with the way the govern- ment handles strikesshow  Attitudes to government
Satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Success in performingshow  Self-perceived work-performance
Success in acquiringfriendsshow  Ability to maintain intimate contacts
Success in acquiringfriendsshow  Sociable, also classified as above ↑