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Garrity (1973): study US NorthDakota 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Garrity, T.F.
Title:
Social Involvement and Activeness as Predictors of Morale Six Months after First Myocardial Infarction.
Source:
Social Science and Medicine, 1973, Vol. 7, 199 - 207

Investigation

Public:
White males, heart-attack survivors, Durham, North-Carolina, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 56
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interview, mailed questionnaire and analysis of hospital records.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported.
11  the happiest I could be
10
9
8
7  
6
5
4
3
2  
1   the saddest I could be
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Morale.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Self-perceived health Global health rating Having chronic health problems Chronic illness Severity of initial heart attack Diseases of circulatory system (i00-99) Amount of non- associational leisure activity Leisure activity level Participation in informal sociability Current contacts Participation in community organizations Attendance to meetings S.E.S. 'Objective' socio-economic status Gainful employment Current employment status