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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
Afford holidays/new clothes/nourished
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 3 questions:
A Holiday
  Would you like to be able to pay for a week's annual holiday away from home, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
1: No
0: Yes

B Buy new clothes
  Would you like to be able to buy new, rather than second hand, clothes, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
1: No
0: Yes

C Nourished
  Would you like to be able to eat meat, chicken, fish at least every second day, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
1: No
0: Yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.22 p < .01 Holiday
-Females
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.21 p < .01 -Males O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.12 p < .05 Buy new clothes
-Females
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.05 ns -Males O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.17 p < .05 Nourished
-Females
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.24 p < .01 -Males


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
- 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
  - able to work
- Satisfaction with life domains
  (residual variation: proxi for personality)
  - job
  - partner
  - health
  - house
  - household income
  - social life
  - leisure