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
Respondents N =101

Author's labelAccomodating Flexibility
Page in Source 307
Our classificationRigid, code P05cn
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
Seniors with medium Accommodating Flexibility Scores 
(N=68) were not used for analysis.

Observed Relation with Happiness
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
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.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.