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Studies

Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Herzog, A.R.; Rodgers, W.L.; Woodworth, R.J.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being among Different Age Groups.
Source:
Research Report I.S.R., University of Michigan, 1982, Ann Arbor, USA

Investigation

Public:
25-97 aged, general public, USA, 1971-1978
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

We have talked about various parts of your life, now I want to ask you about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days.....?
7  completely satisfied
6
5
4  neutral
3
2
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Male sex Sex (male vs female) White race Ethnic status in the USA Family income Household income Education Level of school-education Employment status Current employment status Married vs not married Married state (compared to non-married states) Widowed vs never married or divorced Vs divorced, separated or never (willful unmarried) Self-reported Health Satisfaction with health
Global health rating