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Correlational findings

Study Henley & Davis (1967): study US 1959

Public:
60+ aged chronically-ill, followed three years, USA, 1959-62
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 167
Non Response:
24% not available because of death, mental deterioration, unknown address or r
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at clinic or at home.

Correlate

Authors's label
Past happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"In general, how satisfied are you with your way of life? Quite satisfied, fairly satisfied, sometimes dissatisfied, usually disssatisfied?"

Assessed at:
- T1 (1959)
- T2 (1962; 3 years interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-g-sq-v-4-a G = +.65 p < .01 O-SLL-g-sq-v-4-a tb = +.33 p < .01                  T1 happy    T1 unhappy
T2 happy          50           10
T2 unhappy        14           13

T1: 74% happy   T2: 69% happy
Change in happiness between T1 and T2: 28%
Both decrease and turnover greater in domainsatisfactions than in overall satisfaction