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Studies

Storandt et al. (1975): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Storandt, M.; Botwinick, J.; Wittels, I.
Title:
Predictors of a Dimension of Well-Being in Relocated Healthy Aged.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 97 - 102

Investigation

Public
60+ aged, followed 15 months after move, USA, 197?
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
50%; 47% unattainable, 3% incomplete
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
at home and ratings by 2 psychologists

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question :

"Some people seem to be quite happy and satisfied with their lives, while others seem quite unhappy and dissatisfied. Now look at this ladder (again). Suppose that a person who is entirely satisfied with his life would be at the top of the ladder and a person who is extremely dissatisfied with his life would be at the bottom of the ladder. Where would you put yourself on the ladder at the present stage of your life in terms of how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your personal life?"
[ 10 ]  entirely satisfied
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]
[   0 ]  entirely dissatisfied

Name Cantril ladder rating (modified version)
Classification:
O-SLP-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Well-being Later life-appraisals
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