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Studies

Bookwala & Schulz (1996): study US 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Bookwala, J.; Schulz, R.
Title:
Spousal Similarity in Subjective Well-Being: The Cardiovascular Health Study.
Source:
Psychology and Aging, 1996, Vol. 11, 582 - 590

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged couples, United States, 1991
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1040
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Participants completed a structured interview and the interviews were conducted separately with each spouse.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
6  delighted
5
4
3
2
1 terrible

Labels of other response options not reported
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Feelings about life as a whole
Page in publication:
584-585
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.82
SD:
0.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness of spouce Happiness of spouse
Happiness of spouse
Total variance Socio-demographic + health
Socio-demographic + life-appraisals
Socio-demographic + life-events
Socio-demographic factors only
Socio-demographic + health + life events
Socio-demographic + life appriasals + life events
Gender Sex (male vs female)