- 60+ aged, mid-Atlantic region, USA, 198?
- N = 752
- Non Response:
- 84 %
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's Label
- Belief cultivation
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- From Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient = .64, a moderate level of reliability was judged to be adequate for this belief cultivation measure.
- Of 4 items, each judged on a 6-point
scale, the self-reported scores were
pooled. The items:
(a) "Television shows life as it is"(+)
(b) "Television shows older people the
way they really are" (+)
(c) "Television gives useful inform-
ation about health" (+)
(d) "I pay very close attention to
television advertisements about
Observed Relation with Happiness
Recalculation shows non-significance.