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Studies

Bowling (2007): study GB 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Bowling, A.P.
Title:
Quality of Life in older Age.
Source:
Mollenkopf, H.;Ed.:"International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives", Springer, Dordrecht, 2007, Netherlands, 15 - 30

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2006
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1299
Non Response:
23%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

.. quality of life  (full text not  reported)
7  could not be better
6  very good
5  good
4  allright
3  bad
2  very bad
1  could not be worse
Classification:
O-QOL-?-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Mean estimated by WDH-team on basis on Fig. 1 and partial distribution given on p.19:
4% of males and 6% of females rated their  QOL as 'so good it could not be better' (7); 78% of males and 70% of females labeled it as 'very good' (6) or 'good' (5); the remainder rated it as 'alright', 'bad', 'very bad', or 'so bad it could not be worse'.
Page in publication:
18,19
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 0.6%,   3: 1.9%,   4: 15.3%,   5: 31.1%,   6: 44.7%,   7: 5.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.25 7.09
SD:
0.97 1.61