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Studies

Benyamini et al. (2004): study US 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Benyamini, Y.; Leventhal, E.A.; Leventhal, H.
Title:
Self-Rated Oral Health as an Independent Predictor of Self-Rated General Health, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Social Science and Medicine, 2004, Vol. 59, 1109 - 1116

Investigation

Public:
Residents retirement community, USA, 1998
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 850
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on four questions:

A  I am very satisfied with my life
B  These are the best years of my life
C  My life could be better than it is now
D  The quality of my life is poor

Scoring
1  disagree strongly
2
3
4
5  agree strongly

Computation: A+B+C+D/4 (C and D reversed)
Classification:
O-Sum-*-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Self-rated health
Page in publication:
1111-16
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.52 -
SD:
0.67 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-rated oral health Health domain self-ratings
Oral diseases (k00-14)
Self rated health Global health self-rating Illness in medical history Earlier physical health Recent chronic illness Earlier physical health
Self-perceived chronic illness
Medication use Use of medicaments functional disability Current functional health Self-esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Age Age difference among elderly Sex Sexe: male (vs female) Education Current education