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Correlational findings

Study Fowler & McCalla (1969): study US 1965

Public:
65+ aged, Metropolitan Boston, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1335
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire administered at home.

Correlate

Authors's label
Living arrangement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Alone / with a spouse / with a child / some other arrangement.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-c-sq-v-4-a Chi² = ns When controlled for health and income no relationships among those in poorer health or with lower incomes. Among those with better health and with incomes over $ 4,000.- per year Ss living alone reported the highest morale and those who are unmarried and living with a child reported the lowest morale.

Chi-square test inappropriate for ordinal variables