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Studies

Berman (1972): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Berman, J.J.
Title:
Parolees' Problems, Aspirations and Attitudes.
Source:
Dissertation, Northwestern University Evanston, 1972, Illinois, USA

Investigation

Public:
Jail mates on parole, Illinois, USA, 197? Followed 9 month
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 89
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interviews could be completed in a half-hour, though the vast majority took well over an hour. Subjects elaborated. Mostly face-to-face interviews at the parolee's place of residence, while some took place in restaurants or bars and about 10 took place over the phone.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Taking everything together, how happy are you with the way things are going in your life now?
6  completely satisfied
5  pretty much satisfied
4  slightly satisfied
3  slightly dissatisfied
2  pretty much dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLS-c-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Respondents were first asked to pick between "Dissatisfied" and "Satisfied", then between "completely", "pretty much" and "slightly".
Page in publication:
34
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11%,   2: 11%,   3: 15%,   4: 12%,   5: 34%,   6: 17%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.98
SD:
1.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Parolee program Guidance of vulnerable people (social work)