Correlational findings

Study Naess et al. (2004): study NO Nord-Trøndelag 1984

20-90 aged, general public, Nord-Trondelag, Norway followed 1 year, 1985-1996
N = 65599
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Participants were invited for a medical screening and answered questionnaire 1 onsite and were given questionaire 2 when having the site. Questionaire 1 (1984) included questions on several diseases aand impairment, self- assessed health, and overall life satisfaction. Questionaire 2 (1995) The participant received a second questionaire with a prepaid, adressed envelope. Its contained a total of 42 questions covering several issues, including physicall and mental health and psychological well- being.


Authors's Label
Our Classification
More people got diabetes between T1 and T2 but relation with happines dit not chance
Reports diabetes: T1: 2,90% , T2: 3,31%
Self report following a question on impairments that reduce your functiioning in daily life
1 reports diabetes
0 does not report diabets

These self reports were checked in the medical records on general practitioners.

Assessed at T1 (1984-86) and T2 (1995-97): averrage 11 years difference

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-c Beta = - T1: Beta =   -.028
T2  Beta =   -.022
- difference -.006

Beta's controled for gender and age

The snmall effects of diabetes on happiness becomes even smaller over time
A-AOL-g-sq-v-7-a Beta = - T1: Beta =   -.021
T2  Beta =   -.023
- difference -.002