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Studies

Herzog et al. (1982): study US 1975

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:
50+ aged, general public, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 410
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at home and activity-diary kept 24 h. before the interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Active leisure Leisure activity level Passive leisure Leisure activity level Education related activities Involvement in school-work Social/entertainmentactivities Current contacts Organizational participation Attendance to meetings Personal care activity Personal care Forage activity Involvement with household work Work activity Hours work Household activity Involvement with household work Child care activity Involvement in child-care