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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
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