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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
later performance status (Physical function)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by physician based on his examination, the medical history and the results of laboratory tests.
The ratings had a theoretical range of 1 for "moribund": fatal processes progressing rapidly" to 10 for "normal": no complaints; no evidence of disease.
Assessed at T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = ns Men. T2 performance status by T1 life satisfaction. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.18 p < .05 Women. T2 performance status by T1 life satisfaction.