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Correlational findings

Study Baker et al. (2005): study US 1986

Public:
60+ aged, USA, followed 3 years 1986-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1279
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Operationalization
Highest year of education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = +.08 ns T1 highest year by T2 happiness ( 3 year lag) O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = +.05 ns O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -.01 ns B (-.008) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 health
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - age
   - gender
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = -.05 p < .05 B (-.050) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 health
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - gender
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = -.04 p < .001 B (-0,041) additionally controlled for:
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)