Findings on happiness in Storandt et al. (1975): study US 1970

Publication
Author(s)Storandt, M.; Botwinick, J.; Wittels, I.
TitlePredictors of a Dimension of Well-Being in Relocated Healthy Aged.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 97 - 102
Investigation
Public60+ aged, followed 15 months after move, USA, 197?
Collect period-
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample age 61-88.
Respondents N =122
Non Response50%; 47% unattainable, 3% incomplete
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 at home and ratings by 2 psychologists
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question : "Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?" [ 10 ] entirely satisfied [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] entirely dissatisfied Name Cantril ladder rating (modified version)
ClassificationO-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.60
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Well-beingL04aa03Later life-appraisals
Well-beingM09aa01dRecently moved, also classified as above ↑