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Correlational findings

Study Palmore & Kivett (1977): study US 1968

Public:
46+ aged whites, followed 2 years, USA, 1968-1972/74
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 378
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Whole-day interviews, tests and examinations

Correlate

Authors's label
Selfrated health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Direct question on a 10-point selfanchoring scale (based on Cantril 1965) with the bottom of the ladder (zero) representing the most serious illness and the top of the ladder (9) representing perfect health.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.42 p < .01 T1 health by T1 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.39 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.30 p < .01 T1 health by T2 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.27 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.25 p < .01 T1 health by T3 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.25 p < .01 Beta's controlled for:
- sexual enjoyment
- social activity hours
- organizational activity
- productive hours
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.10 p < .05 T1 health by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness
Change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T1 happiness
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.11 p < .05 T1 health by T2-T3 CHANGE in happiness
Change happiness measured controling T3 happiness for T2 happiness