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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
Earlier life-satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
9: best possible life for you
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.40 p < .05 T1 life satisfaction by T3 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.36 p < .05 Beta controled for T1 selfrated health C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca r = +.56 p < .05 T2 life satisfaction by T3 life satisfaction C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca Beta = +.45 p < .05 Beta controled for T2 selfrated health