Findings on happiness in Glenn & Weaver (1981a): study US 1973

Author(s)Glenn, N.D.; Weaver, C.N.
TitleThe Contribution of Marital Happiness to Global Happiness.
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1981, Vol. 43, 161-168
PublicMarrieds, USA, 1973-78
Survey nameNot available
 General Social Survey
SampleNot available
 Clustered systematic random sample
Respondents N =9000
 N about 1500 each year
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
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
Author's labelReported global happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Joint satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Marital happinessshow  Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with communityshow  Attitude to vinicity
Satisfaction with family lifeshow  Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with financial situationshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendshipsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with non-working activitiesshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole