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Studies

Fernandez Ballesteros et al. (2001): study ES 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Fernandez Ballesteros, R.; Ruiz, M.A.; Zamarron, M.D.
Title:
The Contribution of Socio-Demographic and Psychological Factors to Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Ageing and Society, 2001, Vol. 21, 25 - 43

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged, Spain, 1996
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 507
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The respondents were interviewed at home.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life at present?
1  not at all
2
3
4  very much
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-g
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
28
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.82 -
SD:
0.79 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Marital Status Recent marriage
Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs never married
Married vs divorced
Never married (vs divorced)
Nevermarried (vs separated)
Widowed (vs divorced)
Education level Level of school-education Income Personal income