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Correlational findings

Study Herrero & Villar (2018): study ES 2013

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Spain 2013
Survey name:
EU- SILC 2013
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 16000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
BLAISE Questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Operationalization
Age in years
1 16 to 29
2 30 to 44
3  45 to 64
65  and older

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ch DM = - 1 16 to 29      M = 7,3  
2 30 to 44      M = 7,0  
3 45 to 64      M = 6,7
4 65 and older  M = 6,0
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-ch Bwi = -                 Balanced
                worth    
1 16 to 29      1.2283   
2 30 to 44      1.0481   
3 45 to 64      0.8786   
4 65 and older  0.8450   

Balanced Worth normalised with mean equal to 1.

Females: (Non-linear)decrease of happiness over years
Males: (Non-linear) decrease of happiness over years until the age of age 65. Somewhat happier after age 65.

For this analysis the life satisfaction scale has been recoded into four categories:
LOW: original scale: 0 -4
FAIR: original scale:  5-6
HIGH: original scale: 7-8
VERY HIGH: original scale: 9-10