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Studies

Lee (1978): study US Washington 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Lee, G.R.
Title:
Marriage and Morale in Later Life.
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1978, Vol. 40, 131 - 139

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged marrieds, Washington State USA, 1975
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 439
Non Response:
62%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions:

A  On the whole, life gives me a lot of pleasure
B  On the whole, I am very satisfied with my life today
C  Things are getting just worse for me as I get older
D  All in all, I find a great deal of happiness today
E  I have a lot to be sad about
F  Nothing ever turn out for me the way I want it

Scoring
4  strongly agree
3
2
1  strongly disagree

Computation: simple addition. Possible range 6-24
Classification:
M-ACO-u-mq-n-4-a
Author's label:
Morale
Page in publication:
134
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 6 - 24 On range 0-10
Mean:
18.80
SD:
2.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Education Level of school-education Age Age difference among elderly Marital satisfaction Satisfaction with marriage Length of marriage Length of current marriage Self-reported health Global health rating Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Employment status Current status: retired or not Not named Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)