Findings on happiness in Jackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979

Publication
Author(s)Jackson, J.S.; Gibson, R.C.
TitleWork and Retirement among the Black Elderly.
SourceSmith-Blau, Z.;Ed.: "Current Perpectives of Aging and the Life Cycle, Vol. 1", JAI Press, 1985, 193 - 222
Investigation
Public55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80
 1979-1980
Survey nameNot available
 National Survey of Black americans (NSBA)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =544
Non Response33%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "...... how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole......?" (Full question not reported) 1 not very satisfied 2 somewhat satisfied 3 very satisfied 4 extremely satisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-4-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication210
RemarksOriginal 4-step scale reduced to 3-steps combining "somewhat dissatisfied" and "very dissatisfied") in the analysis. Average on range 1-3 is: 2,36
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication210
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.40
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Got what you hoped for in life (full text not reported) 1 less 2 mostly
ClassificationC-RA-h-sq-v-2-c
Author's labelGOT WHAT YOU HOPED FOR OUT OF LIFE
Page in publication211
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean1.79
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
retirement statusE02abCurrent employment status
retirement statusR12abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑