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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
Change in health consultations
Our Classification
Operationalization
T1-T2 change in response to question: Seen a doctor for physical illness in the last year?
0 no
1 yas

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -.10 T1-T2 INCREASE in health consultations by T2 happiness O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = +.17 p < .10 T1-T2 DECREASE in health consultations by T2 happiness

B's controled for:
- T1 happiness
- T1 mental health status (good, moderate, poor)
- T1 objective conditions
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -.72 p < .0001 Changes in mental health
T1-T2 INCREASE inmental health by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -.32 p < .05 Changes in mental health
T1-T2 DECREASE in income by T2 happiness

B's controled for:
- T1 happiness
- T1 mental health status (good, moderate, poor)
- T1 objective conditions