Correlational findings

Study Anand et al. (2005): study GB 2000

16+ aged, general public, UK, 2000
Survey name
UK-BHPS 2000
N =
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Bodily health
Our Classification
Originally coded: 1 yes 0 no. Order reversed by WDH team so that 1 denotes good health. Signs of correlation reversed accordingly
Selfreport on single question:
Does your health in any way limit your daily activities compared to most people of your age?
0: Yes
1: No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.32 p < .0000 Females O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.26 p < .0000 Males

B's controled for other aspects of capability:
- Opportunities for:
  - adequate nourishment
  - move to another house
  - car available
  - no vandalism or crime in the area
  - high education
- Mental problems: no more than usual
  - able to concentrate
  - sleep lost over worrying
  - strain
  - feeling unhappy or depressed
  - lose selfconfidence
- Control over life: no less than usual
  - capable of making decisions
  - able to overcome problems
  - able to face up to problems
- Can afford
  - holiday
  - new clothes
  - taking friends out for drink or diner
- Being respected, no less than usual
  - think of yourself as worthless
  - played a usefull part in things
- Enjoy; no less tha usual
  - felt happy
  - enjoyed day-to-day activities
- Participate in society
  - vote in last general election
  - able to work
- Satisfaction with life domains
  (residual variation: proxi for personality)
  - job
  - partner
  - health
  - house
  - household income
  - social life
  - leisure