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Correlational findings

Study Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007

Public:
18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12385
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face to face interviews and self completion questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
a  full time employed (reference)
b  full-time student
c  unemployed
d  not in labour force

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = + ns Full time student +.00 CI95 [–.15, +.14]
Unemployed        –.22 CI95 [–.44, +.00]
Not in the labour –.04 CI95 [–.15, +.07]

b-fix controled for:
- CHANGE daily consumption of fruits and vegetables
- CURRENT
  - socio-demographics
    - income
    - marital status
    - education
  - long-term health condition
  - number of young children

Unaffected by additional control for:
- health behavior
- BMI