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Studies

Palmore (1974): study US 1955

Publication

Author(s):
Palmore, E.B.
Title:
Predicting Longevity: A New Method.
Source:
Palmore, E.B.; Ed.: "Normal Aging II", Duke University Press, 1974, Durham, USA, 281 - 285

Investigation

Public:
60-94 aged, USA, 1955-1959, followed 15 years
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 271
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
T1: Face-to-Face interview (happiness); T2: Check whether respondent is alive (longevity).

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Rating by social worker

0  unhappy, discontented, worried
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9  very happy, great contentment
Classification:
M-CO-g-rc-n-10-a

Correlational Findings

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