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Correlational findings

Study Martinson et al. (1984): study US Wisconsin 1974

Public:
18+aged, general public, N.W. Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Health limitations
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
1: can do almost anything I would like
   to do
2: certain things restricted
3: lots of things restricted

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.18 p < .05 age <30: ß = -.21  05
30 - 49: ß = -.20  05
50 - 64: ß = -.21  05
   > 64: ß = -.15  05

ß controlled for:powerlessness, community solidarity, days too sick to work, recent move, separated/ divorced, unemployed, contact with relatives, contact with friends, church attendance, organizational membership, education, family income.