Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic + health + life-appraisals
Subject code: S15ab17

StudyKeith (1985a): study US 1969
TitleWork, Retirement and Well-Being among Unmarried Men and Women.
SourceGerontologist, 1985, Vol. 25, 410 - 416
Public58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1398

Correlate
Author's labelJoint effects
Page in Source 414
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + life-appraisals, code S15ab17
Operationalization
T1 characteristics:
a:sex
b:education
c:age
d:occupation
e:happiness

T2 characteristics:
f:retirement attitudes
g:health
h:income
i:employment

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=
T2 happiness by T1 a+b+c+d+e
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.147 ns
Widowed
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.146 ns
Divorced or separated
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.133 ns
Never married
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.224 ns
Widowed
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
T2 happiness by a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.218 ns
Divorced or separated
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaRČ=.254 ns
Never married


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaSelfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl