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Correlational findings

Study Shields et al. (2009): study AU 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13903
Non Response:
34%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Additionally self-completion questionnaires were used.

Correlate

Authors's label
Health condition
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on two questions:
Do you have any long-term health condition, impairment or disability that restricts you in your everyday activities, and has lasted or is likely to last, for 6 months or more?
1: Yes
0: No (reference)

[Does your condition / Do your conditions] limit the type of work or the amount of work you can do?
1: Yes (named  'moderate long-term health condition')
2. No (named  'slight long-term health condition')
3.Can do nothing (named 'severe long-term health condition')

Categories:
1: Long-term health condition
  a) severe long-term health condition
  b) moderate long-term health condition
  c) slight long-term health condition
0: no long-term health condition

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.64 p < .01 SEVERE LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITION (vs no long-term health condition)
Males
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.78 p < .01 Females O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.43 p < .01 MODERATE LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITION (vs no long-term health condition)
Males
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.50 p < .01 Females O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.18 p < .01 SLIGHT LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITION (vs no long-term health condition)
Males
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.11 p < .1 Females

OPRC's controlled for:
- neighbourhood fixed effects (unobserved characteristics of the neighbourhood)
- age and age squared
- number of children
- marital status
- number of parents
- being an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
- immigrant status
- English speaking ability
- education
- employment status
- household income
- house ownership
- religion
- frequency-preference of paying bills
- suspicious of interview questions
- others present during interview
- respondent was living with both parents  
  at age 14