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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
Satisfaction with social life domain
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your social life?
1: not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7: completely satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.17 p < .00 Females O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b b = +.17 p < .00 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
- 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
  - leisure