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Studies

Suchman et al. (1958): study US 1952

Publication

Author(s):
Suchman, E.A.; Phillips, B.S.; Streib, G.F.
Title:
An Analysis of the Validity of Health Questionnaires.
Source:
Social Forces, 1958, Vol. 36, 223 - 232

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged, followed 2 years, USA, 1952-54
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2993
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire and medical examination

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All in all, how much happiness do you find in life today....?
1  almost none
2  some but not very much
3  a good deal
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-bc
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical health Expert rating of health Self-rated general health Global health rating Self-rated health problems Global health rating