Findings on happiness in Montenegro & Fisher (2005): study US 2004

Author(s)Montenegro, X.P.; Fisher, L.
TitleSexuality At Midlife and Beyond. 2004 Update of Attitudes and Behaviors.
SourceAmerican Association Of Retired Persons (AARP), 2005, Washington, USA
PublicMiddle aged people, USA, 2004
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =1683
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life for you [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible life for you Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Author's labelTo thre steps of the ladder of life
Page in publication75
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.902.11

Scores in12345678910

Full textSelfreport on single question: Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...? I felt happy.. 0 rarely or none of the time 1 some or a little of the time 2 occasionally or a moderate amount of time 3 most of the time Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale. Score reversed.
Author's labelI was happy
Page in publication80
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.772.56

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)