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Correlational findings

Study Blaauw & Pretorius (2013): study ZA 2008

Public:
20+ aged general public, South Africa, 2008
Survey name:
US-National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13792
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
BMI
Our Classification
Distribution
a: M = 26.8, b: 21%
Operationalization
a: Body Mass Index: weight/height
b: Obese: BMI > 30

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n b = +.01 p < .02 BMI O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n b = -.00 p < .96 Obese

b controlled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - ethnicity
  - gender
  - age
  - marital status
  - having children
  - education
  - religion important
- Regional characteristics:
  - urban (vs rural)
  - income per capita
  - province in South Africa

OPRC analysis yield similar results