Findings on happiness in Fernandez Ballesteros (1998): study ES 1993

Author(s)Fernandez Ballesteros, R.
TitleQuality of Life: The Differential Conditions.
SourcePsychology in Spain, 1998, Vol. 2, 57 - 65
Public65+ aged, Spain, 199?
 sample selected in three differents contexts: 507 living in their own homes (210 males-297 females; 170 between 65-69 years, 124 between 70-74 years; 101 between 75-79 years; 111 over 80); 256 living in public residences (105 males-151 females; 72 between 65-69 years; 80 between 70-74 years; 56 between 75-79 years; 43 over 80 years), and 251 living in private residences (99 males-152 females; 63 between 65-69 years; 71 between 70-74 years; 60 between 75-79 years; 43 over 80 years ).
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Subject living in a) their home, b) public residences, or c) private residences. Selected on the basis of 1991 census data, proportional to sex, age, size of locality and region
Respondents N =1014
 Living in own home: N=507. Living in public residence: N= 256. Living in private residence: N=251
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 At home
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with life ....." Full question not reported Response options: not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age difference among elderly
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
housing arrangementI02abCurrent living in an institution or not
Social classS09abCurrent socio-economic status