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Studies

Reynolds & Nelson (1981): study US 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Reynolds, D.K.; Nelson, F.L.
Title:
Personality, Life Satisfaction and Life Expectancy.
Source:
Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 1981, Vol. 11, 99 - 110

Investigation

Public:
Institutionalized elderly chronically ill males, Los Angeles, USA, 1975-1978
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 193
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Medical records, interviews with the staff, interviews with patients

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

".....satisfaction with life ....."
Full question not reported

Response options: not reported
Classification:
O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-a

Correlational Findings

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