Findings on happiness in Glenn & Weaver (1979): study US 1972

Publication
Author(s)Glenn, N.D.; Weaver, C.N.
TitleA Note on Family Situation and Global Happiness.
SourceSocial Forces, 1979, Vol. 57, 960 - 967
Investigation
Public18-59 aged whites, non-institutionalized, USA, 1972-75
 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Surveys.
SampleNot available
 Pooled probability multi stage samples of non-institutionalized; 18 years and up. Non-whites and people over 60 years have been excluded.
Respondents N =4049
 1972:1023, 1973:1002, 1974:1005, 1975:1019
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Error estimatesReliability: 380 respondents of the 1972 wave were reinterviewed after two weeks: 72% rated their happiness in the same way Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
Frequency of attendance of religious servicesR12ad02Participation in church
Fulltime employmentE02ad01Full-time vs part-time
Married stateM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Not namedS15ab08Socio-demographic + social ties
Occupational prestige of malesO01ac01aSocial prestige of occupation
Presence of child or childrenC03abCurrent parental status
Years of school completedE01ab02Level of school-education