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Table 5 Correlation of SWLS scores and selected measures

From: Psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS): secondary analysis of the Mexican Health and Aging Study

Health and economic characteristics
 Depression 0.29a
 Limiting pain 0.15a
 Self-reported health 0.19a
 Financial situation 0.23a
Social support measures
 How much does your spouse understand your feelings about things? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.23a
 How much can you confide in him/her if you have a serious problem? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.21a
 How much does your spouse listen if you need to talk about your worries? 0.22a
 How often does he/she disappoint you when you are counting on him/her? −0.14a
 How much do your children understand your feelings about things? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.21a
 How much can you confide in them if you have a serious problem? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.20a
 How much do they listen if you need to talk about your worries? 0.21a
 How often do they disappoint you when you are counting on them? −0.11a
 How much do your friends, acquaintances, or colleagues at work understand your feelings about things? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.13a
 How much can you confide in them if you have a serious problem? Would you say…A lot, little, or not at all 0.12a
 How much do they listen if you need to talk about your worries? 0.10a
 How often do they disappoint you when you are counting on them? −0.07a
  1. aCorrelation was significant at P < 0.01