Findings on happiness in Jopp & Rott (2006): study DE Heidelberg 2001

Author(s)Jopp, D.; Rott, C.
TitleAdaptation in Very Old Age: Exploring the Role of Resources, Beliefs and Attitudes for Centenarians' Happiness.
SourcePsychology and Aging, 2006, Vol. 21, 266 - 280
DOIDOI: 10.1037/0882-7974.21.2.266
Public99+ aged, Heidelberg, Germany , 2001
Survey nameDE-Heidelberg Centenarian Study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 General population survey from which the 99+ were selected
Respondents N =249
 70 individuals aged 99 179 individuals aged 100
Non Response63%
 93 people died before the interview or were younger than stated. 65 individuals (or relatives) refused participation because of dementia or severe health problems.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: feel happy most of the time.. (full text not reported) 1 yes 0 no
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication270-272
RemarksAll respondents that were not able to answer self-report questions because of severe cognitive decline were excluded from the sample. The publication reports an analysis using a ' happiness factor' consisting of 2 more measures which do not fit the criteria for inclusion in the WDH. Hence the results obtained with that measure are not included here.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 1On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.46

Scores in01