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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
Family Context
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Childless
2: Daily contact
3: No daily contact

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e D% = - MEN                % happy
- childless        27,2
- daily contact    30,2
- no daily contact 33.3
-difference         6.1
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e D% = + WOMEN              % happy
- childless        30,1
- daily contact    29,4
- no daily contact 24.4
-difference         5.7
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.29 p < .01 NO DAILY CONTACT (vs childless)


OR controlled for:
-age
-gender
-marital status
-limitations in daily activities
-education
-income
-house ownership
-neighborhood
-infrastructure
-receives help
-provides help
-leisure
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.22 ns OR additionally controlled for country

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