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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1982): study CA Huron County Ontario 1977

Public:
60+ aged, rural townships,Southern Huron County, Ontario, Canada, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 392
Non Response:
37%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionaire,followed by an interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with spouse
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question on relationship with husband or wife, rated on a 7-point scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.06 All ß's controlled for satisfaction with family life, friendships, financial security, self esteem,  health,transportation, recreation, housing, religion,area you live in, government services;and for sex, age, formal education.
Males:      N:149  ß:+.12
Females     N:121  ß:-.01
Farmer      N:130  ß:-.01
Non-farmer  N:141  ß:+.10
Aged 60-74  N:170  ß:+.11
Aged 75-up  N:102  ß:-.02
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.30 All ß's are controlled for satisfaction with family life, friendships, financial security,self-esteem,  health, transportation, recreation, housing, religion, area you live in,government services; and for sex, age and education.
Males       N:149  ß:+.23
Females     N:121  ß:+.35
Farmers     N:130  ß:+.23
Non-farmers N:141  ß:+.39
Age 60-74   N:170  ß:+.36
Age 75-up   N:102  ß:+.18