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Correlational findings

Study Wong (1985a): study US 1984

Public:
Working parents with children <16, USA, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 651
Non Response:
59-79%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire returned by intra office mail in a sealed envelope

Correlate

Authors's label
Poor Physical Health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 3 questions.
A. In general, would you say your health is:
1 = excellent
2 = very good
3 = good
4 = fair
5 = poor

B. During the last two months how many days did you stay in bed most or all of the day because of illness or injury?
C.Not counting the days you stayed in bed, how many days in the past two months did you cut down on things you usually do because of illness or injury?
Rated: 1 = zero days, 2 = one or two days, 3 = between three and seven days, 4 = More than seven days

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.25 p < .01 Married Fathers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = -.15 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.34 p < .01 Married Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = -.24 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = -.34 p < .01 Single Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i r = -.24 ns