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Correlational findings

Study Beck (1982): study US 1976

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, 1976.
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3348
Non Response:
30.5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Current health
Our Classification
Distribution
2: had one or two problems: 20.6%
3: had three or more problems: 22.5%
Operationalization
selfreport on list of possible general health problems, experienced any of them at the present?
1: no health problems (reference)
2: one or two health problems
3: three or more health problems

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -.50 p < .05 one or two problems   (vs no) O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j LRCD = -1.5 p < .01 three or more problems (vs no)

LRCD controlled for:
- retired
- health change
- family income
- working years
- education years
- race
- marital status