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Study Report

Study Number: SC-002-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1972

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Development and measurement of social indicators, 1972-1973.  [machine-readable data file] / Andrews, Frank M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 3636

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This study is an investigation of how different groups of American adults perceive their quality of life. It is also a search for valid ways of measuring these perceptions. The data were collected using four separate national-level surveys (combined N=4,920) and one local-level survey (N=222). Respondents were asked how they felt about a great many aspects of life as well as about their life as a whole. The concerns probed ranged from the very personal to national matters and include both life domains (such as family, house, and job) and evaluative criteria (such as accomplishment, attractiveness, and independence). Different overlapping subsets of the items were administered in each survey. Personal data reported include age, sex, race, marital status, education, income, and occupation. 5,142 respondents, 1,657 variables. There are five data files, each with its corresponding codebook: -the May data (taken from the Omnibus Study, Spring 1972) 1,297 respondents, 172 variables, 3 cards of data per respondent -the November Form I data (taken from the Center for Political Studies' American National Election Study, 1972, Form I), 1,118 respondents, 250 variables, 8 cards of data per respondent -the November Form II data (taken from the Center for Political Studies' American National Election Study, 1972, Form II), 1,072 respondents, 250 variables, 5 cards of data per respondent -the April data (taken from the Omnibus Study, Spring 1973) 1,433 respondents, 245 variables, 5 cards of data per respondent -the July data (taken from the Toledo Study) 222 respondents, 734 variables, approximately 13 cards of data per respondent

SUBJECT TERMS: life domains. quality of life. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Andrews, Frank M., and Rick Crandall. ''Validity of Measures of Self-Reported Well-Being'' Social Indicators Research, 3, 1976, pp. 1-19. Andrews, Frank M., and Ronald F. Inglehart. ''Structure of Subjective Well-Being in Nine Western Societies'' Social Indicators Research, 1978. Andrews, Frank M., and Stephen B. Withey. Social Indicators of Well-Being: Americans' Perceptions of Life Quality. New York: Plenum, 1976.

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