Correlational findings

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

Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
N =
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Replication of a similar survey in 1999


Authors's Label
Social SupportIndex
Our Classification
Self report on 4 questions
a. Do you have someone you can confide in or talk to about your private feelings or concerns
b. Do you have someone you can really count on to help you out in a crisis situation
c. Do you have someone you can really count on to give you advice when you are making important peronal decisions
d. Do you have someone who makes you feel loved and cared for

0: no
1: yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = ns O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = +.06 p < .05 Beta's controlled for:
- mental health
- crime-relatred 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