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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Joint satisfactionL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Marital happinessM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with communityL17ac01Attitude to vinicity
Satisfaction with family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with non-working activitiesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole