Findings on happiness in Forjaz et al. (2012): study ES 2012

Publication
Author(s)Forjaz, M.J.; Ayala, A.; Rodriguez-Blazquez, C.
TitleRasch Analysis of the International Wellbeing Index in Older Adults.
SourceInternational Psychogeriatrics, 2012, Vol. 24, 324 - 332
URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-psychogeriatrics/article/rasch-analysis-of-the-international-wellbeing-index-in-older-adults/3E05B39B76169C47A65D07CAF8AEFB90
Investigation
Public60+ aged, community-dwlling adults, Spain, 2012
 aged: mean: 72,1 ; sd: 8,8 ; gender: 43,7 % man; 56,3% women; education level: 70,7% primary or lower education; 58,5% married or with partner.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Randomly selected and stratified by: region; agegroups; sex; and town population size.
Respondents N =1106
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 0 completely unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 neither unsatisfied nor satisfied 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used since 2005)
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cb
Author's labelSatisfaction with life in general.
Page in publication325-326
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.406.40
Standard deviation1.601.60


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
National Well-being IndexN01acCurrent satisfaction with one's nation
Personal Well-being IndexL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life