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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
Days lost to illness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "How many days
in the past year were you too sick to work or to carry out your normal tasks?"
0: no lost days  1: 1-5 days
2: 6-10          3: 11-15
4: 16-20         5: 21-25
6: 26-30         7: 31-35
8: 36 or more lost days.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = - ß of different age groups:
under 30 : -.05  ns     30-49   : -.09  ns
50-64    : -.08  ns     over 64 : -.21  05

ß controlled for: negative life change, degree of disability, powerlessness, community solidarity, recent migrant, contact with friends, contact with relatives, organizational affiliation, church attendance, separated / divorced, sex, unemployed, family income, education.