Findings on happiness in Rempel (1985): study CA 1979

Publication
Author(s)Rempel, J.
TitleChildless Elderly: What are They Missing?
SourceJournal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 47, 343 - 348
Investigation
PublicElderly persons, noninstitutionalized, Canada, 1979
Survey nameNot available
 1979 Social Change Survey in Canada
SampleNot available
 Elderly selected from a probability sample of adult population
Respondents N =338
Non Response39
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "........satisfaction with life in general........." (Full question not reported) Rated on a ladder scale. [ 10 ] very satisfied [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] neutral [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1] [ 0 ] very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-g-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean9.108.10
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.407.00
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Having childrenC03abCurrent parental status