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Studies

Lee & Ihinger-Tallman (1980): study US Washington 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Lee, G.R.; Ihinger-Tallman, M.
Title:
Sibling Interaction and Morale: The Effects of Family Relations on Older Family.
Source:
Research on Aging, 1980, Vol. 2, 367 - 391

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged, Washington State, USA, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 870
Non Response:
26% (in second stage)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

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 way of life today
C  Things just keep getting worse and worse for me as I get older
D   All in all, I find a great deal of happiness in life today
E   I have a lot to be sad about
F   Nothing ever turns out for me the way I want it to.

Response options;
4   strongly agree
3
2
1   strongly disagree
Classification:
M-ACO-c-mq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Morale
Error estimates:
Equivalence: Cronbach's alpha= . 85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sibling interaction Contacts with siblings (in adulthood)