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Correlational findings

Study Botwinick & Storandt (1974): study US St. Louis County, Missouri 1969

Public
20-80 aged, general public, metropolitan St. Louis area, USA, 197?
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Control rating
Our Classification
Remarks
Botwinick and Storandt, Memory related functions and age, 1973, p.49.
Operationalization
The control rating scale was in the form of a horizontal line 5,5 inches long. Diagonal slash marks equally spaced across the line were numbered 0 through 10, like this:
/  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
None         Medium        Excellent

Instructions to the subject read:
On the scale, 10 indicates excellent control, 5 medium control and 0 no control. What degree of control do you feel you have over things? Circle a number and tell me.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.24 p < .01