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

StudyStaats et al. (1995a): study US 1989
TitleUplifts, Hassles, and Quality of Life in Older Workers.
SourceSirgy, M.J.;Samli, A.C.;Eds.: "New Dimensions in Marketing Quality-of-Life Research", Quorum, 1995, Westport, USA, 117 - 135
Public50+aged full time employees, USA, 1989
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =160

Correlate
Author's labelAge
Page in Source 123
Our classificationAge difference among elderly, code A04ab03
Operationalization
a: 50-59
b: 60-69
c: 70 and over

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-aDM=
Age 50-59       M= 6.9  
Age 60-69       M= 7.1
Age 70 and over M= 7.2
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-aSelf report on single question:

"Here you have ladder of nine rungs representing different conditions of life in which a person may possibly be. The top of the ladder '9' represents the best possible condition one may think of, and the bottom '1'represents the worst possible condition. On which rung do you think you stand with regard to your personal condition?"
9 best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 worst possible

This question was followed by questions on the past (five years ago) and the future (five years from now).

Name: Cantril ladder rating (adjusted version)


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