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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
Health resources
Our Classification
Remarks
Recoded by WDH team, original codeing: 1 for normal functional ability, 9 for totally disabled T1: 1968; T4: 1976.
Distribution
9: 38%  (high health resourccs);
8: 50%
7+6: 12 % (low health resources).

Psychological resources
Operationalization
Medical rating of functional ability made by a physician at T1;
9 normal functional ability
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
I  totally disabled

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = . ns T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness by T1 functional ability A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = . ns Change happiness assessed by controling T4 happiness for T1 happiness

b further controlled for
- T1-T4 numbers of life events
- T4 psychological resources
- T4 social resources