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Studies

Cutler (1976): study US 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Cutler, S. .
Title:
Membership in Different Types of Voluntary Associations and Psychological Well-Being.
Source:
Gerontologist, 1976, Vol. 16, 335 - 339

Investigation

Public:
65+, aged, USA,1974-1975
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 438
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Page in publication:
336
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 42%,   2: 47%,   3: 11%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.69 5.89
SD:
0.66 1.71

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction index Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Health Global health rating Income Household income Well being and assocation memberships Socio-demographic + health + personality