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Studies

Chiriboga (1982a): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Chiriboga, D.A.
Title:
Consistency in Adult Functioning. The Influence of Stress.
Source:
Ageing and Society, 1982, Vol. 2, 7 - 29

Investigation

Public:
People in transition followed 11 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 163
Non Response:
Attrition after 11 years 24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy are you these days .....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb
Author's label:
Overall happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Earlier stage of life Stage of life Earlier religious participation Earlier religion Earlier level of income Earlier level of income Earlier socioeconomic status Earlier socio-economic status Earlier psychiatric symptoms count Earlier mental health Earlier self-criticism Earlier self-image Earlier number of doctor visits Earlier medical treatment
Earlier physical health
Visits to doctor
Earlier actvity scope Earlier and current stress Burden of earlier life-events Timeliness of transition Timelines of life stage transition Later psychiatric symptoms count Later mental health Earlier future extension Orientation on the future Earlier happiness Long term happiness (< 10 years ago) Life history Earlier life (antecedents of happiness) Joint effects Summed effects of earlier + current conditions
Socio-demographic + health + life-events + personality