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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
Children
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of children in household
a  under age 4
b  aged 5-15
c  aged 16 and more (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d b-fix = + ns a: aged < 4  b-fix = +.01 CI95 [–.09, +.08]
b: aged 5–14 b-fix = +.06 CI95 [–.01, +.14]

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

Unaffected by additional control for
- health behavior
- BMI