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Correlational findings

Study Pierce & Clark (1973): study US 1962

Public:
60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, San Fransisco, USA, 1962
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 435
Non Response:
62% dropouts after 2 interviews (2 years)
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Mental illness
Our Classification
Operationalization
0   normals: probability community sam-
    ple, stratified by age, sex and
    living arrangement (N = 264).
1   psychiatric patients: np chunk sam-
    ple of patient admitted to local
    hospitals in 1959 (N = 171, 90 dis-
    charged in same year).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-m G = -.50 p < .01 G' based on proportion very happy
A-AOL-g-sq-v-3-b G = -.57 p < .01 G' based on proportion very happy O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-d G = -.47 p < .01 G' based on proportion very happy