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Correlational findings

Study Abolhassani & Alessie (2013): study DE 1994

Public:
50-70 aged, followed 15 years, Germany, 1994-2009
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10275
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1:1994 T2:1999 T3:2004 T4:2009

Correlate

Authors's Label
doctor visits
Our Classification
Remarks
log transformed T1:1994; T2:1999; T3:2004; T4:2009
Distribution
M=3.52; SD=4.92
Operationalization
selfreport, number of doctor visits last three months.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.33 p < .01 CURRENT doctor visits by CURRENT happiness O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d b-fix = -.22 p < .01 CURRENT doctor visits by LATER happiness (5 years)

b-fix controlled for:
Emoplyment status
Demographic
- gender
- age
- region
- education
- marital status
Household status
- income
- number of children
- number of adult
Health staus
- hospital stays
- degree disability