Findings on happiness in Daly & Carpenter (1985): study US 1982

Publication
Author(s)Daly, S.; Carpenter, M.D.
TitleAdjustment of Vietnamese Refugee Youths: A Self- Report.
SourcePsychological Reports, 1985, Vol. 56, 971 - 976
Investigation
Public15 - 21 aged Vietnames refugees living in a foster home, USA, 1982-83
Collect periodfall
 Fall 1982 - spring 1983
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample of Vietnames refugee youths living in foster homes in New York City and surrounding counties under the supervision of the Catholic Home Bureau
Respondents N =41
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interviews; in 7 cases assistance by translator
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] worst possible life Name: Cantril's self anchoring Ladder rating of life (modified version)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-10-a
Author's labelPresent happiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.305.90
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Time since immigrationM07aa02Time since migration