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Correlational findings

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

Public:
16+ aged, general public, UK, 2000
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12040
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Concentration problems
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Have you recently... been able to concentrate on whatever you're doing?
1: Better than usual
2: Same as usual (reference)
3: Less than usual
4: Much less than usual

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.11 p < .05 FEMALES
"Better than usual"    (vs "Same as usual")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.09 p < .05 "Less than usual"      (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.07 ns "Much less than usual" (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.04 ns MALES
"Better than usual"    (vs "Same as usual")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.02 ns "Less than usual"      (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.16 p < .1 "Much less than usual" (vs "Same as usual")

B's controled for other aspects of capability:
- Opportunities for:
  - health limits
  - move to another house
  - car available
  - adequately nourished
  - no vandilism or crime in the area
  - high education
- Mental problems: no more than usual
  - 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