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Correlational findings

Study Berkman (1971): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, Alameda County, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Long or serious ill-ness in family during childhood
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question: During the time you were growing up, did any member of your family have a long or serious illness?
0: no
1: yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = -.03 p < .05   proportion happy:
0: no illness      76.0%     AR= .51
1: illness         24.0%     AR= .48
The average ridits (AR) were calculated with
the distribution of the total sample as reference