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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
Self evaluation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions
a  Have you recently... been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?
   1: Not at all
   2: No more than usual (reference)
   3: Rather more than usual
   4: Much more than usual

b  Have you recently... felt that you were playing a useful part in things?
   1: More than usual
   2: Same as usual (reference)
   3: Less so than usual
   4: Much less than usual

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.22 p < .01 FEMALES
a-"Not at al"              (vs "No more than usual")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.20 p < .01 a-"Rather more than usual" (vs "No more than usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.55 p < .01 a-"Much more than usual"   (vs "No more than usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.03 ns b-"More than usual"        (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.16 p < .01 b-"Less so than usua"      (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.33 p < .01 b-"Much less than usual"   (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.35 p < .01 MALES
a-"Not at al"              (vs "No more than usual")
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.05 ns a-"Rather more than usual" (vs "No more than usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.32 p < .05 a-"Much more than usual"  (vs "No more than usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.11 p < .01 b-"More than usual"       (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.16 p < .01 b-"Less so than usual"    (vs "Same as usual") O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = -.10 ns b-"Much less than usual"  (vs "Same as usual")

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
- 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