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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 depression
Our Classification
Operationalization
T1-T2 change in report of depression

A: Stopped being depressed
   0 no
   1 yes

B: Became depressed
   0 no
   1 yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -.46 p < .001 T1-T2  T2 STOPPED being depressed by T2 happiness O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = +.47 p < .001 T1-T2 BECAME depressed by T2 happiness

B's controled for:
- T1 happiness
- T1 health
- T1-T2 change in situation