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Palmore (1969): study US NorthCarolina 1955

Publication

Author(s):
Palmore, E.B.
Title:
Physical, Mental and Social Factors in Predicting Longevity.
Source:
The Gerontologist, 1969, Vol. 9, 103 - 108

Investigation

Public:
60-94 aged, North Carolina, USA 1955-59
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 265
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
2-day series of physical, psychiatric and psycholocial examinations, laboratory tests and social history interviews Follow-up of survival over 13 years

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)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Longevity Longevity (assessed in follow up)