### Findings on happiness in Back & Brookover-Bourque (1970): study US 1967

 Publication Author(s) Back, K.W.; Brookover-Bourque, L. Title Life Graphs: Aging and Cohort Effect. Source Journal of Gerontology, 1970, Vol. 25, 249 - 255 Investigation Public 20-80 aged, general public, USA, 1969 Survey name Not available Sample Probability simple random sample Random sample poll by Gallup Organization. 1503 interview. Weighted on the proportion of 'time spent at home' to N=3168. Data in this exerpt are from unweighted original sample N=1503. Respondents N = 1503 Non Response 30% Assesment Interview: face-to-face Including "Draw-A-Graph"-technique General remarks Persons who drew the graphs tended to be better-educated whites who were somewhat younger and had better jobs. Happiness measure(s) used
 Full text Selfreport on life graph "Can you visualize how your life can be put into a graph? That is: ups and downs, level periods, rises and declines, etc. Assuming that you live up until at least 80 years of age, how do you think that your life will look? Indicate this by making a graph on this card Response format: 15| 14| 13| 12| 11| 10| 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | |__________________________________________ | 10 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 50 | 60 | 70 | 80 Scoring: height in inches, a = 0 ....... o = 15 inch (inches were not indicated on the graph, but measured afterwards) Classification O-SLC-c-sq-lg-15-a Author's label Life graph Remarks Note at M= 13,5: The blank-grid has been measured in eights of inches afterwards. Absolute high and low of grid are not reported. So maximum of scale is unknown. Described means of interval by age-cohort: highest mean: 20.26, lowest mean 7.48. Mean present interval by present age-cohort= 13.5. Each S was presented with a blank-grid and asked the following question: "Can you visualize how your life could be put in a graph? Thiat is, ups and downs, level periods, rises and declines etc. Assuming that you live up until at least 80 years of age, how do you thin that a graph of your life will look?" Described year indicated in 5 year intervals (15 steps). For our purpost only present happiness is used. Finding used in nation ranks Yes
 On original range 1 - 15 On range 0 - 10 Mean 13.50 Standard deviation

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