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Correlational findings

Study Hawkins & Booth (2005): study US 1980

Public:
Couples, USA, followed 12 years, 1980-1992
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1150
Non Response:
35%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Overall health
Our Classification
Operationalization
The respondents' ratings of their own overall health
1= poor
2= fair
3= good
4= excellent

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.23 p < .001 T1 Happiness by T1 overall health O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.37 p < .001 T1 Happiness by T4 overall health
(12 year interval)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.13 p < .001 T4 Happiness by T1 overall health
(12 year interval)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ad r = +.22 p < .001 T4 Happiness by T4 overall health