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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
Self assesed risks of negative life events
Our Classification
Operationalization
Perceived risks of life events in comparison with other men/women of the same age(being mugged, being burgled, falling and breaking a bone, being knocked down when crossing the road, suffering from selected (where unreported) medical conditions: cancer, heart disease, losing memory, becoming housebound, entering a nursing home) and an additional item on living to be a 100 years old was added at the end.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a = -.17 p < .01 O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.01 Beta controlled for:
- social comparisons and expectations
- health
- health values
- social capital
- age
- gender
- socioeconomic status