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Correlational findings

Study DeGroof & Elchardus (2003): study BE Flanders 2002

Public:
75 aged, Flanders, 2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1460
Non Response:
40%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Well-being assessed by LSI
Our Classification
Remarks
Life Satisfaction Index:
Distribution
01: 1=91,9%; 2= 80,9%; 3=80,3%; 4=67,9%; 5=67,4%; 6=63,0%;  7=57,1%;  8=53,3%; 9=47,1%; 10=43,6%; 11=43,3%; 12=43,1%; 13=34,8%; 14=29,5%; 15=27,2%; 16=20,9%; 17=17,7%; 18=13,3%; 19=31,1%; 20=8,5%.
Operationalization
Selfreport on 20 questions
a).As I look back on my life, I am fairly well satisfied
b).Compared to other people my age, I make good appearance
c).I've gotten pretty much what I expected out of life
d).I feel my age, but it does not bother
e).The things I dop are as interesting to me as they ever were
f). I would not change my past life even if I could
g) .I am just as happy as when I was younger
8h) I have gotten more of the breaks in life than most of the people I know
i) .In spite of what people say, the lot of the average man is getting worse, not better
j) .As I grow older, things seem better than I thought they would be
k) .I expect some interesting and pleasant things to happen to me in the future
l) .My life could be happier than it is now
m) .I have made plans for things I'll be doing  a month or a year from now
n) These are the best years of my life
o) .I feel old and somewhat tired
p) .When I think back over my life, I didn't get most of the important things I wanted
q) .This is the dreariest time of my life
r) .Compared to other people, I get down  in the dumps too often
s) .Most of the things I do are boring or monotonous
t) .Compared to other people my age, I've made a lot of foolish decisions in my life

00: Disagree
01: Agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-BW-c-sq-lg-11-b DM = + Level of happiness     
                      average LSI
- low                    37,3
- middle                 61,8
- high                   82,9
O-BW-c-sq-lg-11-b r = +.57