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Studies

Spreitzer & Snyder (1974): study US 1972

Publication

Author(s):
Spreitzer, E.; Snyder, E.E.
Title:
Correlates of Life Satisfaction among the Aged.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1974, Vol. 29, 454 - 458

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, married or widowed, USA,1972-73
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1547
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
  
Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 15%,   2: 52%,   3: 33%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.20 6.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Educational level Level of school-education White race Ethnic status in the USA Male sex Sex (male vs female) Self-perceived health Global health rating Family income Household income Married Married vs widowed Church attendance Participation in church Retirement Current status: retired or not Satisfaction wirth financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Objective social class 'Objective' socio-economic status Subjective social class Subjective social rank Occupational prestige Social prestige of occupation