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Correlational findings

Study Evans & Huxley (2005): study GB 1999

Public:
18-65 aged, differing in mental health, followed 2 years, UK, 1999-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1912
Non Response:
Non-response at T1: 83% Drop-out at T2: 50%)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaires at T1 and T2

Correlate

Authors's label
Mental health
Our Classification
Operationalization
1) Poor mental health: Patients of mental hospital
2) Moderate mental health: General public scoring >2 on GHQ
3) Good mental health:General public scoring <2 on GHQ

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a DM = + p < .001 Mental health                T1    T2    T2-T1
- Good:                 M =  5,37  5,12  -0,15
- Moderate:             M =  4,15  4,25  +0,10
- Poor (hospitalized)   M =  3,87  4,44  +0,57
Difference good/poor   DM = +1,50 +0,68  +0.32

Happiness assessed at:
T1: 1999
T2: 2001