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Studies

Burton et al. (1993): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Burton, R.P.; Rakocy, A.; Ritter, C.; Rushing, B.
Title:
Roles, Race and Subjective Well-being: A Longitudinal Analysis of Elderly Men.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 137 - 156

Investigation

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, followed 5 years, 1976-1981
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2285
Non Response:
16.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

In general, how happy would you say you are these days?
1  very unhappy
2  somewhat unhappy
3  somewhat happy
4 very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
computed by WDH-team 
White N=1709, M=3.49
Black  N=582,   M=3.42
Page in publication:
143, 145
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.47 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Role accumulation Earlier roles
Family roles
Work roles
Role number
Education Years schooling R square Socio-demographic + environmental factors Race Ethnic status in the USA
White race
Black race
Change happiness Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Role confuguration Earlier roles
Family roles
Work roles
Role number