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Studies

Schwartz-Barcott & Schwartz (1990): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Schwartz-Barcott, D.; Schwartz, T.P.
Title:
Are nurses healthier and happier than the general public?
Source:
Nursing Forum, 1990, Vol. 25, 19 - 24

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1972-1986
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 19787
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days?   Would you say that you are....?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Author's label:
Personal happiness
Page in publication:
23
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 12.8%,   2: 53.7%,   3: 32.9%   (total 99.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.20 7.23
SD:
0.65 1.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Being a nurse Current occupation