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Correlational findings

Study Goldberg et al. (1979): study US 1971

Public:
18+ aged, died within 1-4 years and matched controls, USA, 1971-76
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 164
Non Response:
24%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At T1 and T2

Correlate

Authors's Label
Died
Our Classification
Remarks
Ss were interviewd twice with one year interval Time span of assesment of life and death after last interview not reported. Probably about 4 years, since this report was submitted in 1977. Cases are: 66 respondents who had completed both interviews and 16 who had died after the first interview.
Distribution
N = Died: 82, Controls: 82
Operationalization
1 Ss who died between 1971-7?
0 Control group selected from same sample
  matched for:
  - age
  - sexe
  - education
  - income
  - employment status
  - location
  - lenghtof follow-up interval

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DMe = MEDIAN HAPPINESS: Deceased Controls Difference O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DMe = - range 0-2           0,9      0,9      0 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DMe = + range 0-2           2,3      1,8     +0,5 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMe = - range 0-11          2,7      2,0     -0,7


% UNHAPPY
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a D% = >2 on range 0-2     11%       6%     -5% O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Chi² = .64 ns A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a D% = - >4 on range 0-9     20%      17%     -3% A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a C = .03 ns C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a D% = - >5 on range 0-11   21%      15%     -7% C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Chi² = .55 ns