Correlational finding on Happiness and Rigid
Subject code: P05cn

StudyPokasova (2002): study SK 2000
TitleQuality of Life: Specific Problems of Senior Citizens.
SourceStudia Psychologica, 2002, Vol. 44, 305 - 309
Public60-94 aged in pensioners homes, Slovakia, 2002
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =101

Correlate
Author's labelAccomodating Flexibility
Page in Source 307
Our classificationRigid, code P05cn
Operationalization
Accommodating Flexibility: was assessed with : 
Brandstatters Tenacity-Flexibility Goaloriented Scale. 
This questionnaire consisted of two subscales (tenacity 
and flexibility) of 15 items each. Both subscales were 
combined in one T-F score. Items were rated on a 
5-point scale.

1. Low Accomodating Flexibility (LAF
2. High Accommodating Flexibility (HAF
Observed distribution1: N=17, 2, N=16
Remarks
Seniors with medium Accommodating Flexibility Scores 
(N=68) were not used for analysis.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-bDM=+ p < .044
Low Accommodating Flexibility:  M = 2.8
High Accommodating Flexibility: M = 3.3


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-bSelfreport on single question:

The following questions ask about how satisfied you have felt about various aspects of your life over the last 2 weeks..

How would you rate your overall quality of life?
1 very poor
2 poor
3 neither poor nor good
4 good
5 very good

Item 81 (G1) in WHOQOL-100. Item 1 in WHOQOL-Bref

In Bref variant not preceded with timeframe ''past 2 weeks'


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl