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Correlational findings

Study Smits et al. (1995): study NL 1992

Public:
Elderly, Sassenheim, the Netherlands, 1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 119
Non Response:
24,4%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interview and additional questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
mastery
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on five items.
Typical question: "I have little control over the things that happen to me."
Five-item version of Mastery scale Pearlin and Schooler.Scale translated by Ormel, Kempen, Steverink et al.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-g r = -.36 ns positive affect = -.39 (05)
negative affect = -.14 (ns)
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-g Beta = -.37 ns Beta controlled for:
- gender
- neuroticism
- sense of coherence
- social inadequacy