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Correlational findings

Study Reynolds & Nelson (1981): study US 1975

Public:
Institutionalized elderly chronically ill males, Los Angeles, USA, 1975-1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 193
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Medical records, interviews with the staff, interviews with patients

Correlate

Authors's label
survival
Our Classification
Operationalization
Vital state after assessment of happiness(T1)
0: Dead
   a: died in 1-12 month(T2)
   b: died in 13-41 month (T3)
1: Still alive after 41 month (T3)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-a DM = + ns                               Initial happiness
Dead in 1-12 months           M=3.03  SD=1.30
Dead in 13-41 months          M=2.82  SD=1.29
Still alive after 41 months   M=3.06  SD=1.05