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Studies

Rhoads & Raymond (1981): study US Arizona 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Rhoads, D.L.; Raymond, J.S.
Title:
Quality of Life and the Competent Community.
Source:
American Journal of Community Psychology, 1981, Vol. 9, 293 - 301

Investigation

Public:
Adults, Phoenix, Arizona, USA,1979
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 547
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfrport on single question:

On the whole are you with the life you lead?
4 satisfied
3 rather satisfied
2 as yet unsatisfied
1 unbearably dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
296
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions

… shortterm affective states ( lead item not reported)
A  happy
B  joyful
C  enjoyment/fun
E  pleased
F  enthusiastic
G  angry
H  depressed/blue
I  anxious
J  frustrated
K  unhappy

Rated: 1 not at all to 6 extremely so

Computation: (A+B+C+D+F)/5 - (G+H+I+J+K)/5
Classification:
A-AB-c-mq-n-6-a
Author's label:
Well being
Page in publication:
296

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Low income `objective` poverty Personal factor Current resources Social factor Current resources Community Current resources Age Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) Family income Household income Combined effects Socio-demographic + social ties