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Studies

Fillenbaum & Willis (1976): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Fillenbaum, G.G.; Willis, E.
Title:
Effects of a Training Program: Older Persons Caring for the Elderly.
Source:
Industrial Gerontology, 1976, Vol. 3, 213 - 221

Investigation

Public:
50-79 aged, females, trainees and controls, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 45
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
At start (T1) and 4, 8, 24 weeks later (T2,T3,T4)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfied with life
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today? Would you say you are........?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  not very satisfied
1  not at all satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-c

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Training in care for elderly Actual changes in happiness
Elderly care training