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Studies

Langer & Rodin (1976): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Langer, E.J.; Rodin, J.
Title:
The Effects of Choice and Enhanced Personal Responsibilty for the Aged: A Field Experiment in an Institutional Setting.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1976, Vol. 34, 191 - 198

Investigation

Public:
Nursing home residents, Hamden, Connecticut, USA, 1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 45
Non Response:
51%
Assessment:
Behavioural observation
Observation and rating by staff

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How happy would you say you were in general?"
1  -
2
3
4
5
6
7
8  +

(Full response options not reported)
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-n-8-a
Author's label:
General level of satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Boosting of responsibility and choice Restrictiveness of setting
Change in freedom
Providing control