Henley & Davis (1967): study US 1959
- Henley, B.; Davis, M.S.
- Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction: A Study of the Chronically-Ill Aged Patient.
- Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1967, Vol. 8, 65 - 75
- 60+ aged chronically-ill, followed three years, USA, 1959-62
- N = 167
- Non Response:
- 24% not available because of death, mental deterioration, unknown address or r
at clinic or at home.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
In general, how satisfied are you with your way of life.......?
4 quite satisfied
3 fairly satisfied
2 sometimes dissatisfied
1 usually dissatisfied
- Author's label:
- General satisfaction.
- Error estimates:
- Reliability: Stability as assessed by repeating the same question after three years showed 73% unchanged. Validity: External concurrent validity as assessed by comparison with the impression of clinic nurses of patient's satisfaction: 71% agreement.
- Observed distribution
- 1: 19%, 2: 10%, 3: 42%, 4: 29% (total 100%)
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
- 2.77 4.10
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Attitudes to household-members
Perceived quality of intimate ties