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Correlational findings

Study Schneider & Coppinger (1971): study US 1969

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

Correlate

Authors's label
Adjustment to life in nursing home
Our Classification
Operationalization
Overall staff-ratings based on the staff's own conceptualization of adjustment

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-g-rc-?-0-a ta = +.35 p < .02 For 8 out of the 12 staff members a significant(05) relationship between their rankings on adjustment and satisfaction (= happiness measure)was found (range of _ = +.27 to +.51).

Analysis of results suggest that in evaluatingthe residents the staff equated adjustment with external criteria, such as cooperation and conduct, more than with internal criteria, such as the feelings of the residents.