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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
Physical functioning (ADL score)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Level of functional ability in self care, home-care and mobility were measured using the Townsed ADL scale and also supplemented with items on physical and sensory functioning from the Office for National Statistics Disability Scale.

Items:
walk at least 100 yards, put one arm behind back (dressing,tie a bow in shoelaces, get in/out of chair, count well enough to manage money, eat, drink and digest food, get on a bus, wash self all over, cut toenails, go up/down steps/stairs, heavy housework, shopping and carrying heavy bags, prepare and cook a hot meal, reaching for something on overhead shelf, bend down to pick something off the floor, balance when standing, control bladder, see well enough to read a newspaper, hear a conversation against background noise, understand what people say or mean, get up and do things(energy)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.30 p < .01 O-GBB-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.09 Beta controlled for:
- social comparisons and expectations
- personality
- health values
- social capital
- age
- gender
- socioeconomic status