Findings on happiness in Simmons et al. (1974): study US 1969

Author(s)Simmons, R.G.; Bienvenue, R.; Bruce, J.; Fulton, J.
TitleWho signs an organ donor-card: Traditionalism versus transplantation.
SourceJournal of Chronic Diseases, 1974, Vol. 27, 491- 502
PublicSigners of organ-donor cards (and controls), USA, 1969
Survey nameNot available
 see also Simmons, R.G., Klein, S.D., Simmons, R.L., 'Gift of life: the social and psychological impact of organ transplantation', Wiley, New York, 1977 (SIMMO 1977)
SampleNot available
 Signers of donor-cards: a random sample of 100 cases was drawn out of those residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul who had requested or returned a signed donor-card in response to a campaign by a major university hospital. Neighbour controls: person of the same sex as the selected signer of the donor-card living from two to sixs doors away.
Respondents N =75
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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 labelHappiness
Remarksdonor-card signers: 37% very happy, 54% pretty happy, 9% not too happy M' = 2.28 Ms' = 6.4 neighbour controls: 37% very happy, 56% pretty happy, 6% not too happy M' = 2.29 Ms' = 6.5
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Willingness to organ donationH17ai01aAttitudes to organ-donation