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Mancini (1978): study US NorthCarolina 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Mancini, J.A.
Title:
Leisure Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being in Old Age: Effects of Health and Income.
Source:
Journal of American Geriatric Society, 1978, Vol. 26, 550 - 552

Investigation

Public:
Elderly living in Public Housing Complexes, Grensboro (North Carolina) USA, 1976
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 104
Non Response:
29%
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)

Preceded by open questions:
a:  briefly describe your wishes and hopes for the future
b:  describe what would be the most unhappy life for you
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-cb
Author's label:
Psychologic Well-Being
Page in publication:
551
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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Leisure satisfaction Satisfaction with time for leisure
Satisfaction with leisure
Self-Rated Health Self-perceived health Yearly Income Satisfaction with financial security