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Studies

Botwinick & Storandt (1974): study US St. Louis County, Missouri 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Botwinick, J.; Storandt, M.
Title:
Memory, Related Functions and Age.
Source:
Thomas C. Publisher, 1974, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Investigation

Public:
20-80 aged, general public, metropolitan St. Louis area, USA, 197?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 120
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at the ladder. Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder, and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?, Circle the number
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction scale
Page in publication:
49
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.69

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding age Current age (in years) education Years schooling sex Sex (male vs female) VOT (Hooper) Test-intelligence Trailmaking A Test-intelligence Trailmaking B Test-intelligence Copying digits Test-intelligence Crossing-off Test-intelligence Slow writing Test-intelligence Vocabulary Test-intelligence Control rating Inner locus of control Clinical impression Test-intelligence
Overall selfestimate of mental health
Health rating Test-intelligence
Global health rating