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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Luikart (1972): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged, whites, North Carolina, USA, 1968-70
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 502
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
One whole-day interviews, tests and examinations.

Correlate

Authors's label
Performance status (physical health)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating by a physician based on his examination, the medical history, and the results of laboratory tests.
The ratings had a theoretical range of 1 for 'moribund: fatal processes progressing rapidly' to 10 for 'normal; no complaints; no evidence of disease'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.11 All C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.09 p < .05 Men. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.09 p < .05 Ages 46-59. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.25 p < .05 All.Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.43
org. activity        B1=+.46
internal control     B2=+.47
performance status   B3=+.48
productive hours     B4=+.49
All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.28 p < .05 Men.Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.44
org. activity        B1=+.46
confident            B2=+.48
performance status   B3=+.49
employment           B4=+.50
social activity      B5=+.51   

All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.33 p < .05 Ages 46-59.Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.46
org. activity        B1=+.51
performance status   B2=+.53
income               B3=+.54
education            B4=+.55
All variables p<.05