Correlational findings

Study Ambrey (2016): study AU 2001

15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001 - 2013
Survey name
AU-HILDA combined waves
N = 6082
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Physical activity
Our Classification
Source: International Physical Activity Questionnaire.
Exercising as recommended?
No:   0
Yes: 1
Recommended: Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET)-minutes per week more than 840 but less than 10.000. Equivalent of 30 or more minutes x weekx4MET.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d OLRC = +.81 p < .01 OLRC controlled for:
- individual characteristics
  - Green space and interaction green space
    per capita and physical exercise.
  - age
  - gender
  - ethnicity
  - marital status
  - parenting
  - health
  - education
  - employment status
  - manual work
  - income
  - social desirability, vulnerability to
  - free time
  - social interaction
  - personality traits
  - years at current address
- environmental characteristics
  - access ro green space
  - proximity to lake,river,coastline
  - SEIFA2011index
- years interviewed

More physical activity reduces likelihood of low life-satisfaction.  No significant association in higher quartiles with higher levels of life-satisfaction.

No (synergistic) effect with green space  (interaction effect not significant.)