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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
Aging
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single direct question:
"ingeneral, how satisfied are yiu with your life? Quite satisfied, fairly satisfied, sometimes dissatisfied, usually dissatisfied?"

Assessed at T1 and T2
(three 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 between T1 and T2: 28%
Both decrease and turnover greater in domainsatisfactions than in overall satisfaction