Findings on happiness in Lomranz et al. (1988): study IL Tel Aviv 1983

Author(s)Lomranz, J.; Bergman, S.; Eyal, N.; Shmotkin, D.
TitleIndoor and Outdoor Activities of Aged Women and Man as Related to Depression and Well-Being.
SourceInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1988, Vol. 26, 303 - 314
Public60-80 aged, Israel, 1983
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =103
 Male N=49 Female N=54
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 12 questions: Do you agree or disagree with the following statements concerning your feelings during the last week? A My time has been filled with things meaningful to me B I have felt liked C I have felt nervous D I have felt tense E I have felt down F I have felt I have much to look forward to G I have felt harmony H I have felt emotionally stable I I have felt sad J I have felt impatient and restless K I have felt annoyed L I have felt lighthearted Rated: 4 completely agree 3 partly agree 2 partly disagree 1 completely disagree Computation: (A+B+F+G+H+L) - (C+D+E+I+J+K) Possible range -18 to +18. Transformed to range 0-100 Name: Swedish Health-Related Quality of Life Survey (SWED-QUAL) Part 4 'Your feelings'
Author's labelAffect-Balance
Page in publication306
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Indoor activityshow  Hobbies
Indoor activityshow  Household work, also classified as above ↑
Indoor activityshow  Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor), also classified as above ↑
Indoor activityshow  Reading, also classified as above ↑
Indoor activityshow  Tv watching, radio listening, also classified as above ↑
Outdoor activityshow  Political participation
Outdoor activityshow  Socializing, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction from indoor activityshow  Satisfaction with activity pattern
Satisfaction from indoor activityshow  Satisfaction with time for leisure, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction from outdoor activityshow  Satisfaction with leisure activities