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Studies

Jackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Jackson, J.S.; Gibson, R.C.
Title:
Work and Retirement among the Black Elderly.
Source:
Smith-Blau, Z.;Ed.: "Current Perpectives of Aging and the Life Cycle, Vol. 1", JAI Press, 1985, 193 - 222

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 544
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"...... how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole......?"
(Full question not reported)
1    not very satisfied
2    somewhat satisfied
3    very satisfied
4    extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Original 4-step scale reduced to 3-steps combining "somewhat dissatisfied" and "very dissatisfied") in the analysis.
Average on range 1-3 is: 2,36
Page in publication:
210
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
210
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.40
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

.. Got what you hoped for in life (full text not reported)
1  less
2  mostly
Classification:
C-RA-h-sq-v-2-c
Author's label:
GOT WHAT YOU HOPED FOR OUT OF LIFE
Page in publication:
211
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding retirement status Current status: retired or not
Current employment status