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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
Symptom status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Factor score from SF-20 Pain item and  Somatic Symptom Scale of the Hopkins Symptom Check List(SCL-90)of a 90-item measure providing scores on 8 dimensions of psychological distress.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a r = -.35 p < .00 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a Beta = +.01 Beta controled for:
- Number of chronic medical conditions
- SF-20 physical function
- Activity interference
- SF-20 social function
- Perceived health

Estimated causal paths:
- direct    +.01
- indirect  -.31

Estimated causal paths:
- direct    +.01
- indirect  -.31