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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 wants
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question, rated on a 7-point scale: "Consider your life as a whole. How does it measure up to your general aspirations or what you want?" 1:not at all.. 7:matches or is better than what you want. (CON 1.1)



Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.23 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 best previous experience. O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.26 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 best previous experience. O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.21 p < .01 Males O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.33 p < .01 Males
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.25 p < .01 Females O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.22 p < .01 Females