Findings on happiness in Lee & Ihinger-Tallman (1980): study US Washington 1975

Author(s)Lee, G.R.; Ihinger-Tallman, M.
TitleSibling Interaction and Morale: The Effects of Family Relations on Older Family.
SourceResearch on Aging, 1980, Vol. 2, 367 - 391
Public60+ aged, Washington State, USA, 1975
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Multi stage cluster sampling using telephone directories. Underrepresentation of lower-educated, unmarried and minorities.
Respondents N =870
Non Response26% (in second stage)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarks
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions. A On the whole, life gives me a lot of pleasure B On the whole, I am very satisfied with my way of life today C Things just keep getting worse and worse for me as I get older D All in all, I find a great deal of happiness in life today E I have a lot to be sad about F Nothing ever turns out for me the way I want it to. Response options; 4 strongly agree 3 2 1 strongly disagree
Author's labelMorale
Error estimatesEquivalence: Cronbach's alpha= . 85
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Sibling interactionshow  Contacts with siblings (in adulthood)