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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
Able to work
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions:
a  Does your health keep you from doing some types of work?
   1: Yes (to some extent)
   2: Can do nothing (totally)
   3: No (reference)

b For work you can do, how much does your health limit the amount of work you can do?
   1: A lot
   2: Just a little
   3: Somewhat
   4: Not at all (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.02 ns FEMALES
a-"Yes",health limit from doing some types
                               (vs"No")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.67 p < .05 a-"Can do nothing"             (vs"No") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.06 ns b-health limit "A lot"         (vs"Not at all") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.14 p < .05 b-health limit "Just a little" (vs"Not at all") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.02 ns b-health limit "Somewhat"      (vs"Not at all") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.03 ns MALES
a-"Yes",health limit from doing some types
                               (vs"No")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.17 ns a-"Can do nothing"             (vs"No") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.12 ns b-health limit "A lot"         (vs"Not at all") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.15 p < .05 b-health limit "Just a little" (vs"Not at all") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.07 ns b-health limit "Somewhat"     (vs"Not at all")

B's controled for other aspects of capability:
- Opportunities for:
  - adequate nourishment
  - health limits
  - 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
  - feeling unhappy or depressed
  - strain
  - lose selfconfidence
- Control over life: no less than usual
  - capable of making decisions
  - able to overcome difficulties
  - 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
- Satisfaction with life domains
  (residual variation: proxi for personality)
  - job
  - partner
  - health
  - house
  - household income
  - social life
  - leisure