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Stewart (1976): study CA Ontario 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Stewart, R.A.
Title:
Satisfaction in Stages of the Life Cycle, Levels of General Happiness and Frequency of Peak Experience.
Source:
Social Behavior and Personality, 1976, Vol. 4, 105 - 108

Investigation

Public:
Students, Canada, 197?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 48
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfying is your life overall?
1  very unsatisfying
2  somewhat unsatisfying
3  so-so
4  somewhat satisfying
5  very satisfying

Preceded by the question: "Different stages of life may be viewed as more satisfying (happier) than others. How satisfying do you think the following stages have been (or will be) for you?
- early childhood
- middle childhood
- later childhood
- adolescence
- early adulthood
- later adulthood
- old age
Please also include overall how satisfying your life is. Chack one box for each stage, as well as the 'overall' rating
Classification:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Overal rating of satisfaction
Page in publication:
106
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 8%,   3: 24%,   4: 37%,   5: 29%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.83 6.78
SD:
1.00 1.97