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Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005

Public:
Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 656
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Replication of a similar survey in 1999

Correlate

Authors's label
Mental health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 5 questions:
During the last four weeks
a. have you been a very nervous person?
b. have you felt so down in teh dumps nothing could cheer you up?
c. have you felt calm and peaceful?
d. have you felt downhearted and blue?
e. have you been a happy person?

Rated:
6: all of the time (100%)
.
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1: none of the time (0%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = +.05 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = +.24 p < .05 O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = ns Beta's controlled for:
- social support
- crime-related worries
- difficulty meeting housing costs
- % of income spent on housing cost
- satisfaction with:
  - family
  - living partner
  - friendships
  - romantic relationships
  - feeling part of community
  - housing
  - neighbourhood
  - health
  - financial security
  - recreation
  - self-esteem
  - government officials
  - sense of meaning of life
  - achievements in life
  - future society
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = +.25 Beta' s controlled for:
-vitality           (Beta +.17)
-social functioning (Beta +.22)

(30% of variance explained)
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b Beta = +.15 Beta' s additionally controlled for satisfaction with:
-romantic relationships    (+.13)
-feeling part of community (+.12)
-health                    (+.24)
-recreation                (+.11)
-future security           (+.20)

(48% of variance explained)