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Correlational findings

Study Nikolaev (2018): study AU 2001

Public:
Working aged (22-65), Australia, followed 12 years, 2001-2013
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 126265
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Education
Our Classification
Error Estimates
s.e.=0.00382
Remarks
Year of education inferred from highest level achieved, assuming that high school takes 12 years and college 16 years
Operationalization
Years of education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d DMa = + YEARS OF EDUCATION

DMa controlled for:
- age + age squared
- gender
- marital status
- employment status
- individual labor income (log)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.01 p < .10 Beta similar for males and females A-AB-cm-mq-v-6-g Beta = + p < .01 Poaitive affect: Beta = +.02 (01)
Negative affect: Beta = -.28 (01)
Correlation with Affect Balance hence positive

Similar for males and females
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.06 ns - Graduate        (vs less than highschool)

Betas controlled for:
- age + age squared
- gender
- marital status
- employment status
- individual labor income (log)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d Beta = -.03 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- health
- exercise
- agreeableness
- conscientiousness
- emotional stability
- extraversion
- openness