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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
Marital status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a  married
b  never married (reference)
c  separated
d  divorced
e  widowed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -/0 Married     B=–.01 CI95 [–0.18, +0.16]
Separated   B=–.58 CI95 [–0.89, –0.26)
Divorced    B=–.33 CI95 [–0.64, –0.02]
Widowed     B=–.46 CI95 [–1.00, +0.08]

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

Unaffected by additional control for:
- health behavior
- BMI