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Correlational findings

Study Palmore et al. (1979): study US Durham, North Carolina 1968

Public:
45-70 aged Durham, USA, followed 6 years 1968-1976
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
25.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Physician examination T1: 1968/70 T2: 1970/72 T3: 1972/74 T4: 1974/76

Correlate

Authors's Label
Events
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 1968; T4: 1976
Distribution
Range 0-7. N = any change: 238, No change: 137
Operationalization
T1-T4 major life changes
A: subject's retirement
B: spouse's retirement
C: widowhood
D: departure of last child from home
1 yes
0 no

E: major medical event (occurrence of an illness severe enough to require hospitalization)
3 severest
2
1
0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = -0.2 p < .05 T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T4 number of life-events A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = -0.5 p < .01 Change happiness assessed controlling T4 happiness for T1 happiness

b further controlled for:
- health resources
- psychological resources
- social resources