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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
Self-rated health.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question rated on a 10-point
self-anchoring scale (based on
Cantril, 1965), with the bottom of
the ladder (=0) representing the most
serious illness and the top of the
ladder (=9) representing perfect health.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.43 p < .05 All. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.44 p < .05 Men. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.42 p < .05 Women. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.47 p < .05 Ages 46-59. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.40 p < .05 Ages 60-71. C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.45 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 = +.46 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 = +.40 p < .05 Women Step wise multiple regression:
selfrated health     R= +.42
org. activity        B1=+.45
internal control     B2=+.47
All variables p<.05
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.48 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
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.40 p < .05 Ages 60-71. Step wise multiple regression
selfrated health     R= +.40
internal control     B1=+.44
org. activity        B2=+.45
All variables p<.05