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Correlational findings

Study Gaymu & Springer (2010): study ZZ Europe 2004

Public:
60+ aged living alone, 10 European Nations, 2004
Survey name:
SHARE
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3501
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Income was coded on the basis of country-specific terciles of the household income of persons living alone:
1: high income
2: low income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e D% = - ns MEN                  % happy
- high income         34,9
- low income          29,6
-difference            5,3
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e D% = - p < .01 WOMEN                  % happy
- high income          31,2
- low income           27,7
-difference             3.5
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.01 ns MEDIUM (vs low)

OR controlled for:
-age
-gender
-marital status
-limitations in daily activities
-education
-house ownership
-neighborhood
-infrastructure
-children
-receives help
-provides help
-leisure
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.06 ns OR additionally controlled for country O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.10 ns HIGH (vs low)

OR's computed for 'very satisfied or satisfied' (vs not satisfied)
Similar results when computed for 'very satisfied' (vs satisfied and not satisfied)