Findings on happiness in Jelicic & Kempen (1999): study NL Goningen 1992

Publication
Author(s)Jelicic, M.; Kempen, G.I.
TitleShort Report: Chronic Medical Conditions and Life Satisfaction in the Elderly.
SourcePsychology and Health, 1999, Vol. 14, 65 - 70
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870449908407314
Investigation
Public57+ aged, North Netherlands, 1992
 Patients of 27 family physicians participating in the Morbidity Registration Network Groningen (RNG). Living independently or in adapted housing for eldery people.
Survey nameNot available
 Groningen Longitudiual Ageing Survey (GLAS).
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =8723
Non Response44,5%
 22,2% refused, 14,6% declined cooparation when contacted by research team, 1,7% had passed away or left the practice, 0,9% participants are excluded because of severe cognitive impairments at the interview
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 At home
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....? 7 completely satisfied 6 5 4 neutral 3 2 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean1,285.50
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age-differences among elders
Chronic medical conditionsH14ab02dChronic illness
Chronic medical conditionsH17abCurrently in treatment or not, also classified as above ↑
Chronic medical conditionsH17adNumber of illnesses treated, also classified as above ↑
Social economic statusS09abCurrent socio-economic status