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Correlational findings

Study Moller (1988a): study ZA 1983

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Perception of ageing gradually
Our Classification
Operationalization
'Did you think of yourself as elderly/
old?':
0: rather suddenly
1: fairly gradually
2: very gradually  

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.28 p < .01 All
           
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.36 p < .01 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.18 p < .05 -65 years old
ß controlled for:
- Satisfaction with health
- Perceived financial adequacy
- No pension income
- Community elder
- Has a confidant
- Looked forward to retirement
- Is happy as grandparents were