Findings on happiness in Campbell (1976): study US 1971

Publication
Author(s)Campbell, A.
TitleSubjective Measures of Well-Being.
SourceAmerican Psychologist, 1976, Vol. 31, 117 - 124
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1971
Collect period8
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability systematic sample
WeightingN
Respondents N =2164
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
ClassificationO-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.557.58
Standard deviation1.262.10

Scores in1234567
%1.02.04.011.020.040.022.0