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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
Marital Status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: widowed (reference)
b: never married
c: divorced

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.29 p < .10 NEVER MARRIED (vs widowed)

OR controlled for:
-age
-gender
-limitations in daily activities
-education
-income
-house ownership
-neighborhood
-infrastructure
-children
-receives help
-provides help
-leisure
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.31 p < .10 OR additionally controlled for country O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 1.00 ns divorced (vs widowed)


OR controlled for:
-age
-gender
-limitations in daily activities
-education
-income
-house ownership
-neighborhood
-infrastructure
-children
-receives help
-provides help
-leisure
-country

OR not change for the variable
not satisfied and satisfied vs very satisfied
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-e OR = 0.66 p < .05 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)