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Studies

Fiske & Chiriboga (1985): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Fiske, M.; Chiriboga, D.A.
Title:
The Interweaving of Societal and Personal Change in Adulthood.
Source:
Munnichs, J.M.;et al;Eds.: "Life-Span and Change in a Gerontal Perspective", Academic Press, 1985, New York, USA, 177 - 209

Investigation

Public:
People in transition, followed 5 years,USA, 1969-1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 189
Non Response:
Sample attrition: 12,5%
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:
HAPPINESS
Remarks:
T1: M = 1,86   T2: M = 1,63   T3: M = 1,71
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stage of life Stage of life Earlier and current stress Summed life-events: standard weights Timeliness of transition Timelines of life stage transition