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Correlational findings

Study Dykstra & Wagner (2007): study DE 1990

Public:
70-100+ aged, West-Berlin, Germany 1990-1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 516
Non Response:
32%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews in 14 sessions that covered mental and physical health, psychological functioning and social and economic situation.

Correlate

Authors's label
Life History
Our Classification
Operationalization
a. Current age
b: Parental history
c: Marital history
d: Age of retirement
e: Occupational mobility

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = -.01 MALES
a+b
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = +.01 a+b+c O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = .00 a+b+c+d+e O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = +.01 FEMALES
a+b
O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = +.01 a+b+c O-SLu-g-sq-n-5-a Ra² = +.02 a+b+c+d+e

Explanation of variation in happiness is low.