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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public:
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 296
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Complaints about mental health
Our Classification
Operationalization
4-item additive index of specified physical complaints,  having occurred in the past 4 weeks and rated on a 4 point scale,1: none,...4: longer than 2 weeks:
1. nervousness
2  depression
3. worrying
4. moodiness
Assessed at T2(1976) and T3(1977)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.57 p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 complaints   A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.44 p < .01 T3 happiness by T2 complaints   A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.32 p < .01 T2 happiness by T3 complaints   A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.52 p < .01 T3 happiness by T3 complaints