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Correlational findings

Study Biddle (2014a): study AU 2008

Public:
15+ aged indigious people, Australia, 2008
Survey name:
AU-NATSISS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 7800
Non Response:
429
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Lives in remote Australia
Our Classification
Remarks
Comparison data base case Australian taken from HILDA 2008
Operationalization
1 Lives on a remote area in Australia
   Average distrance to urban centers
  1 none
  2 low
  3 moderate
  4 high
  5 extreme
  'Remote' = 4 + 5
0 'base case' Australian (reference)
    - male
    - aged 35-54
    - lives in non-remote Australia
    - is married
    - lives in a couple family without children
    - Indigenous Australians only in household
    - speaks English at home
    - no residual change previous 5 years   
    - employed full time as manager
    - has completed Year 12
    - does not have a qualification
    - assesses own health very good
    - not a victim of violence last 12 months
    - not arrested in the last 5 years
    - lives in a house that meets standards

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = +.05 p < .01 Probability of being very happy in comparison to the base case Australian.

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Family Status
  - Employment
  - Education
- Environmental characteristics:
  - Index of neighbourhood problems
  - Index of service access barriers
  - Lives in remote Australia
  - non-Indigenous person living in
  - Main language spoken at home is not English
  - Changed residence in the previous 5 Years
  - Victim of violence in previous 12 months
  - Arrested in previous 5 years
  - Lives in a house below standard