# 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 & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaire returned by intra office mail in a sealed envelope

## Correlate

Authors's Label
Poor Physical Health
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha =.61
Distribution
Married Fathers: M=1,7, SD=.59, Married Mothers M = 2,0 SD = .73, Single Mothers M=2,1 SD = .76
Related specification variables
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 = -.25 p < .01 Married Fathers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i = -.15 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = -.34 p < .01 Married Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i = -.24 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa = -.34 p < .01 Single Mothers O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-i = -.24 ns