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Correlational findings

Study Layard et al. (2013): study GB 2004

Public:
34 aged, United Kingdom, followed from childhood, 2004
Survey name:
UK-British Cohort Study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8868
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Family psychosocial
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Mother's emotional health (age 5,10, average)
b: Child conceived within marriage
c: Both parents still together (age 10)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb = +.02 Adjusted R2 when information on family in childhood only.
When family background limited to:
- age 5:        R2= +.02
- up to age 10: R2= +.03
- up to age 16: R2= +.07
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.03 Beta controlled for:
- Good conduct (at age 5,10,16)
- Intellectual performance (at age 5,10,16)
- Family economic
- Gender (female)

Indirect effect of childhood family psychosocial:
Simulated:
beta= +.02
Subtraction of total variance in family psychosocial from childhood family psychosocial:
beta= +.01

When limiting family psychosocial up to:
- age 5: beta= +.03
- age 10:beta= +.07
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.02 Additionally controlling for:
- Income
- Employed
- Education
- Good conduct (at age 16-34)
- Self-perceived health(at age 26)
- Emotional health (at age 26)
O-SLC-h-sq-n-11-bb Beta = +.07 Beta when only controlled for:
- family economic
- gender (female)