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Correlational findings

Study Keith (1985a): study US 1969

Public:
58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Two measures were used:
1) The extent to which persons rated      their health better, the same or
   worse than that of other people;
2) Functional capacity, assesed by
   summing responses to two single
   closed questions, rated on a 2-point
   scale (0=yes, 1=no):
  -do you have any health condition,
   physical handicap, or disability
   that limits how well you get around?
  -does your health limit the kind or
   amount of work or housework you can
   do?
   Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + Happiness assessed at T2:
Widowed             r= +.18 (ns)   ß= +.14 (05)
Divorced/Separated  r= +.22 (ns)   ß= +.16 (05)
Never married       r= +.29 (ns)   ß= +.25 (05)
ß's controlled for sex, earlier education, age, earlier occupation, earlier happiness, retirement attitudes, income and employment.