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Correlational findings

Study Crivelli et al. (2016): study CH 2012

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, followed 9 years, 2004-2012
Survey name:
CH-SHP pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6960
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Health index (bad health)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
" We are now to talk about several aspects of your health.
How do you feel right now?"
Rated:
5 very well
4 well
3 so, so (average)
2 not very well
1 not well at all (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h DM = + CURRENT health by CURRENT happiness

                  Mean  Difference  SD     N
5 Very well       8.56     +1.21    1.17  1649
4 Well            8.27     +0.92    1.26  1577
3 So,so           8.11     +0.76    1.37  1476
2 Not very well   7.97     +0.62    1.38  1334
1 Not well at all 7.35              1.86  1229
  (reference)
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.21 p < .01 CURRENT happiness by CURRENT health O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.07 p < .01 Health squared O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta-f = +.03 p < .05 CURRENT happiness by EARLIER health (measured 12 months ago) O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-h Beta = -.01 ns Health squared

Beta's controlled for:
- age
- marital status
- children (yes/no)
- income
- employment status
- death of a closely related person
- termination of a close relationship
- conflicts with/among related persons
- physical activity