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Correlational findings

Study Sullivan et al. (2000): study NL 1993

Public:
57+ aged, The Netherlands, 1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5279
Non Response:
50%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Interview and mailed questionnaire. Happiness question on mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Biological and physiological status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of chronic medical conditions for which a physician had been consulted in the past 12 months

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a r = -.22 p < .00 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a Beta = +.04 Beta controlledfor:
- Symptom Status
- SF-20 physical function
- Activity interference
- SF-20 social function
- Perceived health

Estimated causal paths:
- direct    +.04
- indirect  -.26