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Studies

Kahana & Kahana (1975): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Kahana, B.; Kahana, E.
Title:
The Relationship of Impulse Control to Cognition and Adjustment among Institutionalized Aged Women.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 679 - 687

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged white females living in nursing home, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 91
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Ss were asked to rate themselves on an 1 - 10 rating ladder in terms of their self-perceived life satisfaction.
(Full question not reported).
[ 10 ]  +
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ] --

(labels of scale extremes not reported)
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Life statisfaction.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.88 7.60
SD:
1.98

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Impulse control Impulsive (vs self controlled) Reflectiveness Mental rest-ability Motor control Restrictions in moving