Table 6 Simultaneous regression analyses predicting midlife well-being from contextual background variables (N = 834)

From: Happily Stressed: The Complexity of Well-Being in Midlife

Variable Positive Well-Being Negative Well-Being Enjoyment Stress
B SE B β B SE B β B SE B β B SE B β
Intercept 12.12 1.02   13.30 1.39   6.99 .75   3.59 .68  
Age .01 .02 .02 − .01 .02 − .02 − .01 .01 − .01 .01 .01 − .04
Gendera .38 .19 .07 .09 .26 .01 .60 .14 .15*** .01 .13 .01
Education level .14 .12 .04 − .47 .17 − .10** .06 .09 .02 − .07 .08 − .03
Relationship statusb − .26 .24 − .04 .60 .32 .06 − .62 .17 − .12 − .33 .16 − .07
Work hours statusc − .01 .20 − .01 − 1.04 .28 .14*** .37 .15 .09* .10 .13 .03
AAd vs Hispanic − .42 .38 − .05 − .42 .52 − .04 .41 .28 .06 .49 .26 .09
AA vs White − .81 .28 .14*** .56 .38 .07 .15 .20 .03 .06 .19 .02
AA vs Other − .47 .47 − .04 .82 .64 .05 − .33 .34 − .04 .07 .31 .01
R 2   .02    .05    .05    .01  
F   2.02    5.20***    5.05***    1.45  
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001
  2. aGender: 0 = male, 1 = female
  3. bRelationship status: 0 = occasional dating or not currently dating, 1 = married, cohabiting, or close girl/boyfriend
  4. cWork hours status: 0 = 0–20 h per week, 1 = 21 or more hours per week
  5. dAA = African Americans; coded as the referent group. Age (range = 40–60) and education level (range = 1–3, where 1 = high school diploma or less, 2 = some college or vocational school, 3 = 4-year degree or more) were continuous variables