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Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2001): study CA British Columbia 1999

Public
55-95 aged, Northern Interior Health Region, British Columbia, Canada, 1999
Sample
Respondents
N = 875
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Mental Health
Our Classification
Remarks
Mental health subscale of SF-36 health questionnaire (Ware 1992). Item e inflates correlation with happiness
Operationalization
Selfreport on 5 questions:
During the last four weeks
a. have you been a very nervous person?
b. have you felt so down in teh dumps nothing could cheer you up?
c. have you felt calm and peaceful?
d. have you felt downhearted and blue?
e. have you been a happy person?

Rated:
6: all of the time (100%)
.
.
1: none of the time (0%)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g Beta = +.42 Beta controlled for:
- Vitality
- General Health
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f Beta = +.49 Beta controlled for:
- Social Functioning
O-SQL-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.41 Beta controlled for:
- General Health
- Physical Functioning