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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
Self care and usual activities level
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 Restricted:
   a  Self-care level 2: some problems washing or dressing
   b  Self-care level 3: unable to wash or dress
   c  Usual activities level 2:  some problems performing usual activities
   d Usual activities level 3: unable to perform usual activities
0 Not restricted: mobility level 1 (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = -.04 ns SOME restrictions in self-care vs. NOT A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = -.22 ns SEVERE restrictions in self-care vs. NOT A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = -.05 ns SOME restrictions in usual activities vs. NOT A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-c Beta = -.36 p < .05 SEVERE restrictions in usual activities vs. NOT O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = -.03 ns SOME restrictions in self-care vs. NOT O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = +.05 ns SEVERE restrictions in self-care vs. NOT O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = -.03 ns SOME restrictions in usual activities vs. NOT O-SLu-u-sq-n-7-c Beta = -.08 ns SEVERE restrictions in usual activities vs. NOT

All beta's controlled for:
- Restrictions in mobility      
- Restrictions in self-care
- 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
All beta's controlled for:
- restrictions in mobility