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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:
Selfreport 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 rating Faith in doctors Trust in medical professionals Scepticism towards medical care Trust in medical professionals Satisfaction with medical care Satisfaction with health-services
Trust in medical professionals
Satisfaction with medical care for children Satisfaction with health-services
Trust in medical professionals
Readiness to seek care Trust in medical professionals
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