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Studies

Jelicic & Kempen (1999): study NL Goningen 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Jelicic, M.; Kempen, G.I.
Title:
Short Report: Chronic Medical Conditions and Life Satisfaction in the Elderly.
Source:
Psychology and Health, 1999, Vol. 14, 65 - 70

Investigation

Public:
57+ aged, North Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 8723
Non Response:
44,5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
1285.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social economic status Current socio-economic status Chronic medical conditions Currently in treatment or not
Number of illnesses treated
Chronic illness
Age Age difference among elderly