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Correlational findings

Study Fischer et al. (2015a): study AU 1995

Public:
14 year olds, Australia, followed to age 21, 1995-2002
Survey name:
AU_MUSP
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7223
Non Response:
1.1%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
self-completing questionnaires at age 14 and 21 follow ups

Correlate

Authors's Label
Alcohol use at age 14
Our Classification
Remarks
Observed at age 14 (T1)
Distribution
1: 62.1%, 2: 26.1%, 3: 8.8%
Operationalization
Self report on  frequency of alcohol consumed in past month:
1: never use (reference);
2: less than one glass;
3: one glass or more per month

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b OR = T1 Alcohol use (vs never) by T1 Happiness (age 14)
Unhappy kids drink more
O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - p < .05 Satisfied (vs Very satisfied)
- Less 1 glass    OR = 1.52 CI95[1.28,1.80]
- 1 glass or more OR = 2.34 CI95[1.71,3.21]
O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - p < .05 Dissatisfied (vs Very satisfied)
- Less 1 glass    OR = 2.18 CI95[1.57, 3.03]
- 1 glass or more OR = 7.67 CI95[4.97,11.83]
M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - p < .05 Happy (vs Very happy)
- Less 1 glass    OR = 1.46 CI95[1.22,1.74]
- 1 glass or more OR = 1.37 CI95[1.02,1.84]
M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - p < .05 T1 UNhappy (vs Very happy/ Never Used)
- Less 1 glass    OR = 1.68 CI95[1.31,2.15]
- 1 glass or more OR = 3.28 CI95[2.31,4.65]

ORs denote positive correlations with UNhappiness. The standard notation in the WDH is from less to more happiness, hence the direction of correlation is noted above as negative (-)