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Correlational findings

Study Borgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978

Public:
18+ aged general population USA, 1978 -1980
Survey name:
US-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2969
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Problem Drinkers
Our Classification
Remarks
This way of asking a question is more innocuous and nonthreating. Originally reported as correlattion with being Unhappy. Sign of correlation reversed by WDH team
Distribution
a: 73%, b: 27%
Operationalization
Self report on two questions on current drinking:
a: Do you ever have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, or are you a total obstainer?

If yes
b:  Do you sometime drink more than you think should?
1: yes
0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = -.06 p < .05 ALL O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.06 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = -.07 p < .05 Younger than 65 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.07 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = -.03 p < .05 Older than 45 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.05 p < .05 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a r = +.01 ns Older than 65 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = -.00 ns Beta's controled for
- gender
- urbanity
- education
- religiosity