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Correlational findings

Study Richards et al. (1984): study US 1981

Public:
25-59 aged, general public, USA, 1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Serious personal loss or misfortune
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question: "Have you suffered a serious personal loss or misfortune in the past year? Zero, one, two or more losses."

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-b r = -.24 p < .01 O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-b r = -.24 p < .01 O-SLu-g-sq-v-3-b Beta = -.19 p < .01 ß controled for physical activity, self-perceived health, social integration and marital status.Same for Blackes and Whites.