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Studies

Blandford & Chappell (1990): study CA 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Blandford, A.A.; Chappell, N.L.
Title:
Subjective Well-being among Native and Non-Native Elderly Persons: Do Differences Exist?
Source:
Canadian Journal on Aging, 1990, Vol. 9, 386 - 399

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, Winnipeg,Canada, 1985
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 390
Non Response:
15% Natives
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interviews using questionaires

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you describe your satisfaction with life in general at present......?
1  bad
2  poor
3  fair
4  good
5  excellent
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-t
Author's label:
Overall Satisfaction With Life
Remarks:
                           Natives                     Non-Natives

Fair/poor                 38%                           21%

Excellent/good       62%                           79%"

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Widowed Widowed Age Age difference among elderly Monthly income Current income level (unspecified) Ethnicity Ethnic status in Canada Perceived health Number of health complaints Days in bed Days ill Family size Number of persons in household Functional ability Degree of restriction Satisfaction with family relationships Satisfaction with family-life Social contacts Current total social participation Number of children Number of children Number of siblings Number of siblings Number of caregivers Sources of current support Semi-skilled occupation Skill level of occupation Joint effects Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)