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Correlational findings

Study Bookwala & Schulz (1996): study US 1991

Public:
65+ aged couples, United States, 1991
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1040
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Participants completed a structured interview and the interviews were conducted separately with each spouse.

Correlate

Authors's label
Total variance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Socio-economic:
a: age
b: income
c: education
Health variables:
d: husbands' activities of daily living (ADL)
e: husbands' instrumential activities (IADL) of daily living
f: husbands' use of medication    
g: husbands' perceived health
h: husbands' depressive symptoms
i: wifes' activities of daily living (ADL)
j: wifes' instrumential activities of daily living (IADL)
k: wifes' use of medication    
l: wifes' perceived health
m: wifes' depressive symptoms
Life events:
n: shared life events
Life appraisals:
o: husbands' feelings about life as a whole
p: husbands'satisfaction with life's meaning and purpose
r: wifes' feelings about life as a whole
s: wifes'satisfaction with life's meaning and purpose

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .21 p < .001 Husbands
a+b+c
O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .12 p < .001 a+b+c+d+e+f+i+j+k+n O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .11 p < .001 a+b+c+d+e+f+i+j+k+n+l+m+r+s O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .15 p < .001 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+r+s O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .13 p < .001 Wifes
a+b+c+
O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .16 p < .001 a+b+c+i+j+i+k+d+e+f+n O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .12 p < .001 a+b+c+i+j+k+d+e+f+n+g+h+o+p O-DT-u-sq-v-6-a = .15 p < .001 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+r+s