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Correlational findings

Study Winters & Li (2015): study US 2005

Public:
18-85 aged, 2361 counties, USA 2005
Survey name:
US-BRFSS 2010
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 19420490
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
January mean temperature in county
Our Classification
Distribution
Range: 1,4 -67,2, M=33.600, SD=11.547
Operationalization
January mean temperature in county

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < .05 b(+0.0018), No controls O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < .01 b(+0.0005)controled for individual characteristics
- sex
- race/ethnicity
- five-year age group
- marital status
- employment status
- highest education completed
- number of adults in the household
- a continous variable for the ratio of minor children to adults in the household.
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < .01 b (+.0006) additionally controled for:
-urbanization and Unemployment rate
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < ..01 b (+.0011)controled for income O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < .01 b (+.0011)only years 2005-2006 (after 2000 recession) O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 p < .01 Similar across coastal areas in the US