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Studies

Venkatraman (1995): study US 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Venkatraman, M.M.
Title:
A Cross-Cultural Study of the Subjective Well-Being of Married Elderly Persons in the United States and India.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 1995, Vol 50b, s35 - s44

Investigation

Public:
Elderly marrieds, USA 1986
Survey name:
US-ACL wave 1
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 567
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All in all, how satisfied would you say you are with your life as a whole?
1  not at all satisfied
2  not too satisfied
3  very satisfied
4  extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i
Author's label:
life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
38, 40
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.05 -
SD:
0.86 -
Full text:
Self report on 4 questions

During the last week, how often did you feel
A  depressed
B  sad
C  happy
D  enjoyed life

Rated:
1 hardly ever
2  some of the time
3  most of the time
4  all of the time

Computation: (C+D)/2 - (A+B)/2
Classification:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-f
Author's label:
Negative and positive affect
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -3 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.38 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male female Sexe: male (vs female) Social support Emotional support received from intimates
Emotional support received