Findings on happiness in Banziger & Roush (1983): study US 1978

Publication
Author(s)Banziger, G.; Roush, S.
TitleNursing Homes for the Birds: A Control- Relevant Intervention with Bird Feeders.
SourceThe Gerontologist, 1983, Vol. 29, 527 - 531
URLhttp://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/5/527.abstract
DOIDOI: 10.1093/geront/23.5.527
Investigation
PublicNursing home residents, Ohio, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 40 males and females were selected based on judgment of responsivity
Respondents N =40
Non Responsenot rep
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksone respondent was dropped from the comparison group, due to her near death
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "....... how happy you feel ....." (full question not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Scale labels not reported
ClassificationM-FH-?-sq-?-7-a
Author's labelhappiness: selfrating
Page in publication529
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textRating by two nurses on different shifts, who had frequent contact with the subject "........ how happy ......" (full question not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Scale labels not reported
ClassificationA-CP-?-rdn-n-10-a
Author's labelhappiness: nurses ratings
Page in publication529
RemarksNurses also rated alertness, dependence,sociability, activity, eating and sleeping. Ratings were made by nurses on different shifts, who had frequent contact with the resident
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
invoking responsibilityI02ad01Restrictiveness of setting