Findings on happiness in Leon et al. (1983): study US 1978

Author(s)Leon, G.R.; Almagor, M.; Butcher, J.N.; Goldberg, A.; Kleinman, M.
TitleSurvivors of the Holocaust and their Children: Current Status and Adjustment.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1983, Vol. 41, 503 - 516
PublicEuropean born Jews, Survivors of WW II and controls, USA, 1978
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample, Ss identified from refugee lists of Jewish agencies.
Respondents N =81
 Survivors: 52, Controls: 29
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire delivered by investigator
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: I am happy with my accomplishments in life 2 yes 1 no
Author's labelLife attitude
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Prosecuted during WW IIshow  Earlier involvement with war
Prosecuted during WW IIshow  Earlier victimization (ever victimized), also classified as above ↑