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Correlational findings

Study Palmore (1981): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged whites, North Carolina, USA, followed from 1968 to 1976.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Whole-day interviews, tests and examinations. Rounds in longitudinal study; examined period: 1968/70 N=502, 1970/72 N= 443, 1972/74 N= 378, 1974/76 N= 375

Correlate

Authors's label
T1 self rated health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question rated on a 10-point self-anchoring scale (based on Cantril, 1965) with the bottom of the ladder (zero) representing the most serious illness and the top of the ladder (9) representing perfect health.
Assessed at T1.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.30 p < .05 T1 self-rating health by T2 happiness
Males:   r = +.30 (05)
Females: r = +.20 (05)
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = + p < .05 Males    B = +.26
Females: B = +.20
Control variables not reported
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b r = +. p < .05 Males:   r = +.24 (05)
Females: r = +.35 (05)
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = +. p < .05 Males:   B = +.57 (05)
Females: B = +.87 (05)
Control variables not reported

T1 health predicts T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness in both males and females