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Staats et al. (1995a): study US 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Staats, S.; Colbert, B.; Partlo, C.
Title:
Uplifts, Hassles, and Quality of Life in Older Workers.
Source:
Sirgy, M.J.;Samli, A.C.;Eds.: "New Dimensions in Marketing Quality-of-Life Research", Quorum, 1995, Westport, USA, 117 - 135

Investigation

Public:
50+aged full time employees, USA, 1989
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 160
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face to face interview at first session, followed by questionnaires send home at each of the next four sessions with instructions to complete in the evening 1 or 2 days before the next scheduled interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

"Here you have  ladder of nine rungs representing different conditions of life in which a person may possibly be. The top of the ladder '9' represents the best possible condition one may think of, and the bottom '1'represents the worst possible condition. On which rung do you think you stand with regard to your personal condition?"
9  best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  worst possible

This question was followed by questions on the past (five years ago) and the future (five years from now).

Name: Cantril ladder rating (adjusted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-a
Author's label:
Quality of Life Present
Page in publication:
121, 123
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.04 7.55
SD:
1.28 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Work conditions Current work-conditions
Current hassles
Age Age difference among elderly