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Studies

Tessler & Mechanic (1975): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Tessler, R.; Mechanic, D.
Title:
Consumer Satisfaction with Prepaid Group Practice: A Comparative Study.
Source:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1975, Vol. 16, 95 -113

Investigation

Public:
Employees' families, two firms, USA, 1973
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 712
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

"Would you say that your spirits most of the time are...?"
3  very good
2  fair
1  low
Classification:
A-AOL-g-sq-v-3-c
Author's label:
Mood

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Subjective health status Global health self-rating Faith in doctors Trust in medical professionals Scepticism towards medical care Trust in medical professionals Satisfaction with medical care Trust in medical professionals
Satisfaction with health-services
Satisfaction with medical care for children Trust in medical professionals
Satisfaction with health-services
Readiness to seek care Trust in medical professionals
Use of medical services
Major life changes Major life-change or not Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Being a housewife Full-time home maker