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Correlational findings

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

Public:
55-95 aged, Northern Interior Health Region, British Columbia, Canada, 1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 875
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal worries
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on agreement with 4 statements
a. I worry about my ability to operate bank machines
b. Most people treat me like a stereotypical older person
c. I have little opportunity to influence public policy
d. I have little opportunity to interact with young people

Rated:
1: strongly disagree
.
.
5: strongly agree = 5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = -.16 Beta controlled for:
- Physical age identity
- Difficulties with housing costs
- Living area
- % income spent on housing costs
- Ideal age preference
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = -.18 Beta controlled for:
- Physical age identity
- Difficulties with housing costs
- Living area
- Retail store access
- Ideal age preference
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = -.16 Beta controlled for:
- Physical age identity
- Difficulties with housing costs
- Living area
- Government planning
- Social age identity
- Worries/getting around