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Correlational findings

Study Hartog & Oosterbeek (1998): study NL 1952

Public:
41 aged, Brabant, the Netherlands, followed 1952-1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1893
Non Response:
53,6%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire at T3.

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-perceived health
Our Classification
Operationalization
0. Very poor (reference)
1. Poor
2. Fair
3. Good
4. Very good

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-n-11-a OPRC = +.02 ns Poor C-BW-c-sq-n-11-a OPRC = +.27 p < .10 Fair C-BW-c-sq-n-11-a OPRC = +.68 p < .05 Good C-BW-c-sq-n-11-a OPRC = +1.0 p < .05 Very good

OPRC controlled for:
-schooling
-intelligence
-social background
-gender and family status
-labour market status
-wealth.

OPRC (Ordered Probit Regression Coefficient) cannot be interpreted as an absolute effect-size. The coefficients only denote whether the correlation is positive or negative, and the relative differences in the (positive) correlation between subjective health and happiness.