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Studies

Fowler & McCalla (1969): study US 1965

Publication

Author(s):
Fowler, F.J.; McCalla, M.E.
Title:
Correlates of Morale among Aged in Greater Boston.
Source:
Proceedings of the 77th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Vol. 4, 1969, 733 -734

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged, Metropolitan Boston, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1335
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire administered at home.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how good would you say your spirits are these days....?"
4   excellent
3   very good
2   fair
1   poor
Classification:
A-AOL-c-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Morale.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among elderly Educational level Level of school-education Foreign born Ethnic status in the USA Reported health Global health rating Living arrangement Current household-composition Total annual family income Household income Number of social contacts Current contacts