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Kivett (2000): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Kivett, V.R.
Title:
Very-Old Rural Adults: Functional Status and Social Support.
Source:
Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2000, Vol. 19, 58 - 77

Investigation

Public:
Very old, rural area USA, followed 20 years, 1976-1997
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 49
Non Response:
> 10%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (9) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (0) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[   9  ]  best possible life for you
[   8  ]
[   7  ]
[   6  ]
[   5  ]
[   4  ]
[   3  ]
[   2  ]
[   1  ]
[   0  ]  worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean taken from table 1. This value is not consistent with mean life satisfaction mentioned on page 5  of the webversion of this text (M=4,37).
Page in publication:
4,12
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 0 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.90 7.59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change life satisfaction Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA