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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public:
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 296
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Life-Quality
Our Classification
Operationalization
Life-quality was evaluated for burdingness by an expert-panel on the basis of information concerning the
living conditions, health, social contacts, etc of the Ss.
The amount of burdening accompaning an condition was judged against what could be expected for the social and economic group to which the Ss belonged.
Assessed at T3(1977).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.44 p < .01 T2 happiness by T3 life-quality A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = +.45 p < .01 T3 happiness by T3 life-quality A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = +.31 T3 happiness by T3 life-quality.
ßL path coefficient in a LISREL model also involving neuroticism, self esteem, internal control, intimacy with partner and adequacy of coping,  
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c Beta-L = +.33 T3 happiness by T3 life-quality.
Simplified model (ommitting intimacy and coping)