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Correlational findings

Study Tessler & Mechanic (1978): study US Wisconsin 1972

Public:
Students, Wisconsin, USA,1972-73
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1391
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived health status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
In general how is your health right now?
1. poor
2. fair
3. good
4. excellent

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.21 p < .05 O-HP-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.15 p < .05 Beta controled for:
- marital status
- physical sickness in last 3 months