Correlational findings

Study Schneider & Coppinger (1971): study US 1969

Chronically impaired males, living in nursing home, USA, 196?
N = 20
Non Response:
51% unobtainable, because of incapacity or inability to understand.
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview


Authors's label
Misperception of Ss needs by staff
Our Classification
10-item inventory of statements which were intended to represent general needs of particular importance to resi- dents of an institution for the age (e.g. "being able to do things for yourself", being with people who like you").

On the basis of paired comparisons the relative importance of each of the needs was assessed for each of the
In the same way each staff member's perception of the relative importance of the needs for each of the residents was assessed. A difference score was computed for the discrepancy between each resident's ordering and the overall staff's ordering of the needs.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-rc-?-0-a ta = -.14 ns Also the 20 difference scores of each individual staff member were ranked and then correlated with his rankings of the residents on satisfaction
(= happiness measure). For only 2 of the 16 staff members a significant correlation was found.