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Correlational findings

Study Cameron et al. (2015): study NZ 2008

Public:
65-79 aged general public, New Zealand, 2008 - 2012
Survey name:
NZ-GSS1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4224
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Physical health (PCS)
Our Classification
Remarks
PCS subscale of Ware et.al, (2007) SF-12: Standard M =50, SD =10
Distribution
PCS: M=44.26, SD=12.21
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfrepot on 6 questions:

Does your health now limit you in these activities? If so, how much?
A: Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum clearner, bowling, or playing golf?
B: Climbing several flights of stairs?
3: limited a lot
2:
1: not limited at all

During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health?
C: accomplished less than you would like?
D: were limited in the kind of work or other activities?
1: Yes
0: No

E: During the past 4 weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including both work outside the home and housework)?
5: extremely
4:
3:
2:
1: not at all

In general would you say your health is:
5: excellent
4:
3:
2:
1: poor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b(2SLS = +.00 ns b (+.004) controled for:
- working status
- gender
- education
- partnered
- mental health
- age
- local average social status
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nd b-iv = +.01 p < .01 - post-secondary education       b-iv = +.006 (1)
- no post-secondary educatioin   b-iv = +.005 (01)

Instrumental variables used
- gender
- regional sex specific employment rate
- regional prime age internal migration rate

b-iv controled for
- working status
- education
- partnered
- age
- mental health
- local average social status