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Gonzalez (2008): study ES 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Gonzalez, V.
Title:
Bienestar Personal y Activades en la Edad Adulta Tardía. (Personal Well-Being and Activiteis in Late Adulthood).
Source:
Thesis, University of Malaga, Department of Psychology, 2008, Malaga, Spain

Investigation

Public:
Elderly, city Spain, 2005
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 250
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Do you feel happy?
1   strongly disagree
2   disagree
3   slightly disagree
4   neither agree or disagree
5   slightly agree
6   agree
7   strongly agree
Classification:
M-FH-u-sq-v-7-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.52 7.53
SD:
1.31 2.18
Full text:
Selfreport on 12 questions:

During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel ..?
A  So sad nothing could cheer you up
B  Nervous
C  Restless or fidgety
D  Hopeless
E  That everything was an effort
F  Worthless
G  Cheerful
H  In good spirits
I    Extremely happy
J   Calm and peaceful
K  Satisfied
L  Full of life

Computation: (G+H+I+J+K+L) - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)

Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale (MIDI-affect)
Classification:
A-BMr-cm-mq-v-5-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -24 - 24 On range 0-10
Mean:
44.61
SD:
8.89

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Age difference among elderly Employment (males) Current status: retired or not
Current employment status
Employment status (females) Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Current status: retired or not
Optimism Optimistic Self esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Frequency of leisure activities Leisure activity level Number of leisure activities Leisure activity level Kind of leisure activities Specific leisure activities Satisfaction with leisure activity Satisfaction with leisure activities Explained variance Life-appraisals + personality