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Correlational findings

Study Dolan & Metcalfe (2012): study US 2011

Public:
Elderly, United States, 2011
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1173
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Restricted
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Restricted
    a - mobility level 2: some problems walking  about
    b - mobility level 3: confined to bed
0 Not restricted: mobility level 1 (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = -.03 ns SOME mobility restrictions (level 2) vs. NOT (level 1) O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = +.03 ns A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = +.02 ns SEVERE mobility restriction (level 3) vs. NOT (level 1) O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = -.12 ns All beta's controlled for:
- Restrictions in self-care       
- Restrictions in usual activities
- Pain            
- Anxiety

Beta's remain insignificanr when additionally controlled for:
- household-income
- gender
- age, age squared
- unemployment
- sick from work, disabled
- employment (retired, homemaker, 2nd job)
- marital status
- ethnicity