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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
July mean relative humidity in county
Our Classification
Distribution
Range: 14-80, M=56.783, SD=15.995
Operationalization
July mean humidity in county

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -.00 p < .-.01 b(-0.0005), no controls O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = -7.6 ns b (-7.6E-05) additionally for:
- Individual characteristics:
  - sex
  - race/ethnicity
  - five-year age group
  - marital status
  - employment status
  - highest education completed
  - number of adults in the household
  - ratio of minor children to adults in household.
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +2.6 ns b (+2.6E-05) additionally for:
- Urbanization and unemloyment rate
O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 ns b (+.00002) controled for income O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 ns b (+.00008) only years 2005-2006 (after 2000 recession) O-SLu-u-sq-v-4-g b = +.00 ns Similar across coastal areas of the US