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Correlational findings

Study Burton et al. (1993): study US 1976

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, followed 5 years, 1976-1981
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2285
Non Response:
16.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change happiness
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at
T1: 1976 men aged 55-69 years
T2: 1981 men aged 60-74 years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j Beta = + p < .001 T1 happiness by T2 happiness (5 yers later)
- Whites  Beta = +.39 (001)
- Blacks  Beta = +.30 (001)

Betas controled for
- education
- roles at T1 and T2

Black/White difference not signoficant