Correlational finding on Happiness and Age difference among elderly
Subject code: A04ab03

StudyFernandez Ballesteros (1998): study ES 1993
TitleQuality of Life: The Differential Conditions.
SourcePsychology in Spain, 1998, Vol. 2, 57 - 65
URLhttp://www.psychologyinspain.com/content/reprints/1998/7.htm
Public65+ aged, Spain, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1014

Correlate
Author's labelAge
Page in Source 63
Our classificationAge difference among elderly, code A04ab03
Operationalization
1: 65-69 years
2: 70-74 years
3: 75-79 years
4: over 80
Observed distributionLiving in own homes (N=507: 170 (65-69 years); 124 (70-74 years); 101 (75-79 years); 111 (over 80). Living in public residences (N=256; 72 (65-69 years); 80 (70-74 years); 56 (75-79 years); 43 (over 80). Living in private residences (N= 251; 63 (65-69 years); 71 (70-74 years); 60 (75-79 years); 43 (over 80).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-aDM=- s
Older subjects compared to younger ones presented 
significantly lower scores in life satisfaction


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-aSelfreport on single question:

".....satisfaction with life ....."
Full question not reported

Response options: not reported


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