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Correlational findings

Study Bukenya et al. (2003): study US WestVirginia 2000

Public:
18+ aged general public, West Verginia USA, 2003
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Quality of life mail survey

Correlate

Authors's Label
Health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported health status:
1) bad health (reference)
2) fair health
3) good health

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e OPRC = +.20 p < .01 M-TH-u-sq-v-3-e OPRC = +.27 p < .01 Good health (vs bad health)

OPRC controled for:
- Personal characteristics
- Gender
- Race
- Age
- Employment
- Civil status
- Education
- Income
- Religion
- Environmental conditions
- Government expenditure on education
- Population density
- Closeness to hospital
- Southern location (vs not)
- Hospital or college in the county
- Local government
- Residence duration
- Satisfaction with neighborhood
- Concerns about environment

OPRC denotes difference in the probability of selecting Quality of life (Level 2) expressed in percent