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Correlational findings

Study Mookherjee (1997): study US 1986

Public:
60+ aged, general public, USA 1982-91
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3049
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question on satisfaction with health:
1. not satisfied
2. somewhat satisfied
3. well satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa DM = + p < .00 1. M=1.88 SD= .69
2. M=2.16 SD= .62
3. M=2.43 SD= .62
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.31 p < .00 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = +.15 p < .00 Beta controlled for
- socio-demographic variables:
   - Gender
   - Race
   - Marital status
   - Education
   - Financial status
   - Place of residence
   - Religious membership
   - Religious attendance
- satisfaction with:
   - Neighbours
   - Non-working activities
   - Family
   - Friends
   - Finance