Findings on happiness in Reynolds & Nelson (1981): study US 1975

Author(s)Reynolds, D.K.; Nelson, F.L.
TitlePersonality, Life Satisfaction and Life Expectancy.
SourceSuicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 1981, Vol. 11, 99 - 110
PublicInstitutionalized elderly chronically ill males, Los Angeles, USA, 1975-1978
 1975-1978 T1: Baseline assesment of happiness T2 : 1-12 months later T3 : 13-41 months later
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =193
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Medical records, interviews with the staff, interviews with patients
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
survivalH14aa03bLongevity (assessed in follow up)