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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
Daily activity interference
Our Classification
Operationalization
18 item scale score concerning disruption of activities of daily living inside the home(ADL) and outside the home(IADL) from Groningen activity restriction schedule(GARS)
Higher values indicate worse health

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a r = -.30 p < .00 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a Beta = -.07 Beta controled for:
- Number of chronic medical conditions
- Symptom status
- SF-20 physical function
- SF-20 social function
- Perceived health

Estimated causal paths:
- direct    -.07
- indirect  -.03