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Correlational findings

Study Headey (1981): study AU 1978

Public
Adults, general public, Australia, 1978
Sample
Respondents
N = 679
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Handle problems index
Our Classification
Remarks
Both items scored on the same rating scale as the question on happiness.
Distribution
M = 6.5   SD = 1.3
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Index of two single questions on:
a: The way you handle problems that come up in your life
b: Extent to which you can adjust to changes in your life
Both items scored on 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.55 p < .001 O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.11 all cases
Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- self-fulfillment
- sex life
- family activities
- work around the house
- mother
- health
- house
- standard of living
- assertiveness
- friends
- fun and enjoyment
- marriage
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.06 married cases
Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- self-fulfillment
- sex life
- family activities
- work around the house
- mother
- health
- house
- standard of living
- assertiveness
- friends
- fun and enjoyment
- marriage