Findings on happiness in Schneider & Coppinger (1971): study US 1969

Author(s)Schneider, F.W.; Coppinger, N.W.
TitleStaff-Resident Perceptions of the Needs and Adjustment of Nursing Home Residents.
SourceAging and Human Development, 1971, Vol. 2, 59 - 65
PublicChronically impaired males, living in nursing home, USA, 196?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 All the residents of a 41-bed chronic care Veterans Administration nursinghome, age 46 - 89, mean age 69.7.
Respondents N =20
Non Response51% unobtainable, because of incapacity or inability to understand.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textClinical rating by 16 staff members on the basis of lasting face to face contact. ".......happiness and satisfaction with past and present life......" (full question to raters not reported) Rating scale not reported
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Error estimatesReliability: Validity: Interjudge agreement: W = +.24 (001)
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Adjustment to life in nursing homeI02acBehavior in institution
Adjustment to life in nursing homesL04ag03Adjustment to old-age inventories
Cooperation with staff in nursing homeL02acCompliance to leaders
Cooperation with staff in nursing homesI02acBehavior in institution
Misperception of Ss needs by staffI02ad04Quality of staff in institution
Satisfaction with life_AL04ag03Adjustment to old-age inventories
Satisfaction with life_BL04ag03Adjustment to old-age inventories
Satisfaction with life_CL04ag03Adjustment to old-age inventories