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Correlational findings

Study Fernandez & Kulik (1981): study US 1973

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973-1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5916
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Health status
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Compared to other people your age, would you say that your health is: very good, good, fair, poor, or very poor.?"
(order of responses reversed in compution of correlation)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-c r = +.20 Disattenuated r = +.30 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-c Beta = +.22 p < .05 ß controlled for personal characteristics:
family-size, sex, age, education, race, married, divorced/separated and family-income.
Disattenuated ß = +.34
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-c Beta = +.23 p < .05 ß controled for personal-characteristics (above) and neighbourhood-characteristics (urbanity, costs of living, % whites, income-inequality, difference own age with average, difference own income with average)
Disattenuated ß = +.35