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Correlational findings

Study Ball & Robbins (1984): study US 1983

Public:
18+ aged, black men, Florida, USA, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in the respondents' own home

Correlate

Authors's label
Health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: very bad/poor/fair/good/excellent.    

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = + p < .001 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a DMt = p < .001 L-shaped curve: strongest among least healthy.

C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a b = +.21 p < .001 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.21 p < .001 ß controlled for: marital status, age, SES,
social participation.