Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2001): study CA British Columbia 1999

55-95 aged, Northern Interior Health Region, British Columbia, Canada, 1999
N = 875
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Mailed questionnaire


Authors's Label
Physical Functioning limitations
Our Classification
Physical Functioning subscale of SF-36 health questionnaire (Ware 1992).
Self report on 9 questions:
Does your health now limit you in activities you might do during a typical day, if so how much?
a. vigorous activities such as running, lifting heavy objects, participating in streneous sports
b. moderate activities such asmoving a table, pushing a vaccuum cleaner, bowling or playing golf
c. lifting or carrtying groceries
d. climbing several flights of stairs
e. climbing one flight of stairs
f. bending, kneeling or stooping
g. walking more than a mile
h. walking several blocks
i. walking one block
j. bathing or dressing yourself

3: yes, limited a lot (100%)
2: yes, limited a little
1: no, not limited at all (0%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SQL-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = -.11 Beta controlled for:
- General Health
- Mental Health