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Correlational findings

Study Rahtz et al. (1988): study US 1983

Public:
60+ aged, mid-Atlantic region, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 752
Non Response:
84 %
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Belief cultivation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Of 4 items, each judged on a 6-point
Likert-type agreement/disagreement
scale, the self-reported scores were
pooled. The items:
(a) "Television shows life as it is"(+)
(b) "Television shows older people the
     way they really are" (+)
(c) "Television gives useful inform-
     ation about health" (+)
(d) "I pay very close attention to
     television advertisements about
     health" (+)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = -.06 p < .05 95 % confidence interval for rho [-.02;+.13]
Recalculation  shows non-significance.