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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
Health condtions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Total of health conditions self-reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.14 p < .05 T1 health conditions by T2 happiness (3 year lag) O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a r = -.10 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa b = -.15 p < .05 B (-.146) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = -.11 p < .05 B (-.108) controlled for:
- T1 activity in voluntary associations
- T1 social support
- T1 religious participation
- Demographic variables
   - gender
   - education
   - race
   - marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-a b = -.09 p < .05 B (-.085) additionally controlled for:
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)