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Correlational findings

Study Bowling & Gabriel (2004): study GB 2001

Public:
65+aged, Britain, 2000-2001
Survey name:
Omnibus Survey
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 999
Non Response:
23%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews took place in the homes of respondents. They lasted between 60-90 minutes.

Correlate

Authors's label
Total Variance
Our Classification
Operationalization
A: Social comparisons and expectations:
   a: gap score
B: Personality and psychology variables:
   a: self-efficacy
   b: optimism-pessimism bias
   c: depression/anxiety (GHQ)
   d: self assessed risks of negative life events
C: Health variables:
   a:physical functioning (ADL)
   b:health status
   c:long-standing illness
D: Social capital (personal):
   a: social activities
   b:social support
   c:pets
   d: frequency of loneliness
   e: increase in loneliness
E: Social capital:
   a: quality of area
   b: safety of area
   c: neighbourliness of area
F: Health values:
   a: health value score
G: Socio-demographic:
   a: age
   b: gender
H: socio-economic background:
   a: social class
   b: housing tenure
   c: highest level of educational qualification

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .06 a O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .15 a+b+c+d+e O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .21 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+ O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .24 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .25 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k++l+m+n+o+p O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .26 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k++l+m+n+o+p+q O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .26 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k++l+m+n+o+p+q+r O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .26 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k++l+m+n+o+p+q+r O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = .25 a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k++l+m+n+o+p+q+r+s+t+u+v