Findings on happiness in Palmore (1974): study US 1955

Author(s)Palmore, E.B.
TitlePredicting Longevity: A New Method.
SourcePalmore, E.B.; Ed.: "Normal Aging II", Duke University Press, 1974, Durham, USA, 281 - 285
Public60-94 aged, USA, 1955-1959, followed 15 years
Last assesment1974
 T1: 1955-1959; T2: +/- 15 years later
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Sample consists of community volunteers, selected on age. They were reapproached +/- 15 years later to calculate longevity.
Respondents N =271
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 T1: Face-to-Face interview (happiness); T2: Check whether respondent is alive (longevity).
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textRating by social worker 0 unhappy, discontented, worried 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 very happy, great contentment
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Over-longevityP06aa03aLongevity (assessed in follow up)