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Correlational findings

Study Blekesaune & Hansen (2021): study NO 2007

Public:
40-85 aged, Norway, followed 10 years, 2007-2017
Survey name:
NO-NorLAG
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5207
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Telephone interviews, post questionanaires and register data

Correlate

Authors's Label
Physical health
Our Classification
Remarks
Short Form 12-scale (Ware et al., 1996) T1: 2007; T2: 2017
Distribution
M=4.9, SD=1.0
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfrepot on 12 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

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

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 any emotional problems (such as feeling depressed or anxious)?'
G: Accomplished less than you would like?
H; Didn't do work or other activities as carefully as usual?
1: Yes
0: No

During the past 4 weeks, give the one answer that comes closest to the way you have been feeling.
I: Have you felt calm and peaceful?
J: Did you have a lot of energy?
K: Have you felt downhearted and blue?
6: All of the time
5: Most of the time
4: A good bit of the time
3: Some of the time
2: A little of the time
1: None of the time

L:During the past 4 weeks, how much of the time has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your social activities (like visiting with friends, relatives, etc.)?'
5: All of the time
4: Most of the time
3:
2:
1: None of the time

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-m b-fix = + p < .01 T1-T2 CHANGE happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in physical health

b-fix controlled for T1:
- age(linear, squared, cubic)
- retired
- years after retirement

males:   b-fix= +.29(01)   
females: b-fix= +.23(01)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-m b-fix = +.31 p < .01 b-fix additionally controlled for interation of T1 years after retirement and Human values
- males:   b-fix= +.31(01)   
- females: b-fix= +.31(01).