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Studies

Rempel (1985): study CA 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Rempel, J.
Title:
Childless Elderly: What are They Missing?
Source:
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985, Vol. 47, 343 - 348

Investigation

Public:
Elderly persons, noninstitutionalized, Canada, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 338
Non Response:
39
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"........satisfaction with life in general........."
(Full question not reported)
Rated on a ladder scale.
[ 10 ]  very satisfied
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]  neutral
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[    1]
[   0 ]  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-g-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
9.10 8.10
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.40 7.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Having children Current parental status