Findings on happiness in Kahana & Kahana (1975): study US 1970

Publication
Author(s)Kahana, B.; Kahana, E.
TitleThe Relationship of Impulse Control to Cognition and Adjustment among Institutionalized Aged Women.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 679 - 687
Investigation
Public55+ aged white females living in nursing home, USA, 197?
 Year of datagathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sample of 'well' residents (i.e. those without incapacitating physical impairment and judged by staff to be interviewable). age 55-97, mean age 79.
Respondents N =91
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Ss were asked to rate themselves on an 1 - 10 rating ladder in terms of their self-perceived life satisfaction. (Full question not reported). [ 10 ] + [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] -- (labels of scale extremes not reported)
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-l-10-a
Author's labelLife statisfaction.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.887.60
Standard deviation1.98


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Impulse controlP04bkImpulsive (vs self controlled)
Motor controlP06ac02bRestrictions in moving
ReflectivenessI03ad02Mental rest-ability