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Mookherjee (1997): study US 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Mookherjee, H.N.
Title:
Assessment of Happiness among the Elderly Population in the United States.
Source:
Chrakravarty, I.;Ed.: "Life in Twilight Years", Kwality Book, 1997, Calcutta, India, 327 - 343

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged, general public, USA 1982-91
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 3049
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
329
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 51%,   3: 36%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.23 7.30
SD:
0.66 1.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) White race Ethnic status in the USA Maritial Status Married state (compared to non-married states) number of years of schooling Level of school-education Financial Status Relative to neighborhood Place of residence Size of urban setting Religious Membership Church-member or not Religious Attendance Participation in church Satisfaction with neighbours Attitude to neighborhood Satisfaction with non-working activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with finance) Satisfaction with income\finances