Correlational findings

Study Fillenbaum & Willis (1976): study US 1970

50-79 aged, females, trainees and controls, USA, 1970
N = 45
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
At start (T1) and 4, 8, 24 weeks later (T2,T3,T4)


Authors's Label
Training in care for elderly
Our Classification
4 weeks of classroom instruction followed by 80 hours on-the-job training
Classroom instruction in 12 areas:
a: activities of daily living    4 hrs
b: the aging process             8 hrs
c: care of the feet              4 hrs
d: first aid                    10 hrs
e: home management              10 hrs
f: nutrition                                     10 hrs
g: personal adjustment          16 hrs
h: personal exercise             8 hrs
i: recreational activities      12 hrs
j: continuing orientation        4 hrs

1 Trainees participants
0 controls on waiting list

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-c DM = 0 ns T1-T4 happiness not different C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DM = + ns T1-T4 increase in happiness among trainees compared to controls

Happiness assessed at:
T1: the start of training
T2: four weeks after
T3: eight weeks after
T4: six months after