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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 21
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at age 21 (T2)
Distribution
2: 26.3%, 3: 29.9%, 4: 28.5%
Operationalization
Self report on quantity of alcohol use in the past month
1: less than one glass (reference)
2: 1-15 glasses
3: 16-30 glasses
4: 31 glasses or more per month

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b OR = T1 (age 14) happiness by T2 (age 21) alcohol use (vs less than one glass)
Earlier unhappiness predicts later drinking
O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - ns/05 Satisfied (vs Very Satisfied)
- 1-14.9 glasses     OR = 1.27 CI95[1.01,1.60]
- 15-29.9 glass/more OR = 1.25 CI95[0.99,1.58]
- 30 glasses>        OR = 1.32 CI95[1.05,1.67]
O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - ns/05 Dissatisfied (vs Very Satisfied)
- 1-14.9 glasses     OR = 1.43 CI95[0.99,2.07]
- 15-29.9 glass/more OR = 1.39 CI95[0.96,2.03]
- 30 glasses>        OR = 1.96 CI95[1.36,2.80]
M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - p < .05 Happy (vs Very happy)
- 1-14.9 glasses     OR = 1.29 CI95[1.04,1.60]
- 15-29.9 glass/more OR = 1.31 CI95[1.05,1.64]
- 30 glasses>        OR = 1.30 CI95[1.04,1.62]
M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b OR = - ns Unhappy (vs Very happy)
- 1-14.9 glasses     OR = 1.12 CI95[0.76,1.66]
- 15-29.9 glass/more OR = 1.07 CI95[0.71,1.61]
- 30 glasses>        OR = 1.34 CI95[0.91,1.98]

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