Findings on happiness in Bowling & Farquhar (1993a): study GB London 1989

Author(s)Bowling, A.P.; Farquhar, M.
TitleThe Health and Well-being of Jewish People Aged 65 to 85 Years Living at Home in the East End of London.
SourceAgeing and Society, 1993, Vol. 13, 213 - 244
DOIDOI: 10.1017/S0144686X00000866
Public65-85 aged, East End of London, 1989
Collect periodwinter
Last collect periodearly spring
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability stratified sample
 A sampling fraction of 1 in 23 for people aged 65<75 and 1 in 16 for people aged 75<85 was calculated: proportional to their numbers in the population from local family practitioner committee records.
Respondents N =691
 once ineligible sample members (who died or moved to other district) were deducted from the initial size of 806.
Non Response33 %
 19 % refused to be interviewed 11 % where never in when the interviewer called 3 % were very ill or mentaly confused
AssesmentMultiple methods
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole? 7 delighted 6 very satisfying 5 satisfying 4 mixed 3 dissatisfying 2 very dissatisfying 1 terrible - No opinion Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified version)
Author's labelSatisfaction with Life as a whole
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

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