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Correlational findings

Study Martinson et al. (1985): study US Wisconsin 1974

Public:
18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Negative life change
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question: "Is there anything that has happened to you or your family recently that has unfavorably affected your well-being or happiness?"
0: no  
1: yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a r = - r of different age groups:
under 30 : -.23          30-49   : -.24
50-64    : -.19          over 64 : -.18

Signs changed by us.
O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = - ß of different age groups:
under 30 : -.15  05     30-49   : -.20  05
50-64    : -.14  05     over 64 : -.06  ns

ß controlled for: degree of disability, days lost due to illness, powerlessness, community solidarity, recent migrant, contact with friends, contact with relatives, organizational affiliation, church attendance, separated / divorced, sex, unemployed, family income, education.