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Gonzalez-Herero & Garcia-Martin (2012): study ES Málaga, Andalucía 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Gonzalez-Herero, V.; Garcia-Martin, M.A.
Title:
Personality, Activities, and Well-Being: A Study Based on Women in Late Adulthood
Source:
Journal of Women & Aging, 2012, Vol. 24, 152 - 168

Investigation

Public:
50-82 aged middle class women, Spain, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 150
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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

1 = none of the time (never)
2 = a little of the time
3 = some of the time
4 = most of the time
5 = all of the time  ( always)

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
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
ABS computed by WDH-team
Substracting NA(12.49) from PA (20.11)
Page in publication:
153, 158
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -24 - 24 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.62 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status Full-time home maker
Current status: retired or not
Never worked
Age Relative age Building knowledge Studying Home activities and hobbies Hobbies
Repairing
Creative activities Active cultural participation Activities outside home Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor)
Involvement in sports
Community service activities Current helping
Voluntary work, helping people
Participation degree
Games Gaming Self esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Optimism Optimistic