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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 best previous experience
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
best in your previous experience?" 1:far below the previous best.. 7:far above the previous best.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.18 p < .01 ß path-coefficient controlled for sex, age, income, education and the perceived discrepancies: own life with that of others, life with that deserved, life with needs, life with progress in life, life with wants. O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.21 p < .01 ß path-coefficient controlled for sex, age, income, education and the perceived discrepancies: own life with that of others, life with that deserved, life with needs, life with progress in life, life with wants. O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.26 Total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.24 Total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.19 p < .01 Males: direct path
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.28 p < .01 Females: direct path O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.19 Males: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.36 Females: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.23 p < .01 Females: direct path O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.32 Females: total of the direct path and the indirect path via life compared with wants.