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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1986): study CA 1984

Public:
60+ aged, rural districts, Canada, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 457
Non Response:
47%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Life compared with that of others
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question, rated on a 7-point scale: "Consider your life as a whole. How does it measure up to the average for most people of your own age in this area?" 1:far below average... 7:far above average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.15 p < .01 ß path-coefficient controlled for sex, age, income, education and the perceived discrepancies: life with that deserved, life with needs, life with progress in life, life now with best previous experience, life with wants. O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.24 p < .01 ß path-coefficient controlled for sex, age, income, education and the perceived discrepancies: life with that deserved, life with needs, life with progress in life, life now with best previous experience, life with wants. O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.29 Total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.21 Total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.28 p < .01 Males: direct path O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.18 p < .05 Males: direct path O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.28 Males: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.18 Males: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.20 p < .01 Females: direct path O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.0 ns Females: direct path O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.28 Females: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.07 Females: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.