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Montenegro & Fisher (2005): study US 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Montenegro, X.P.; Fisher, L.
Title:
Sexuality At Midlife and Beyond. 2004 Update of Attitudes and Behaviors.
Source:
American Association Of Retired Persons (AARP), 2005, Washington, USA

Investigation

Public:
Middle aged people, USA, 2004
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 1683
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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 (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ]  best possible life for you
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]  worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b
Author's label:
To thre steps of the ladder of life
Page in publication:
75
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 1%,   3: 3%,   4: 4%,   5: 8%,   6: 11%,   7: 16%,   8: 31%,   9: 15%,   10: 10%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.29 6.99
SD:
1.90 2.11
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?
I felt happy..
0  rarely or none of the time
1  some or a little of the time
2  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
3  most of the time

Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale. Score reversed.
Classification:
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-e
Author's label:
I was happy
Page in publication:
80
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3%,   2: 8%,   3: 28%,   4: 61%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.47 8.23
SD:
0.77 2.56

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding gender Sex (male vs female)