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Correlational findings

Study Mitchell (1972): study HK 1967

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 1967
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3966
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Emotional illness
Our Classification
Operationalization
11 item index. Typical items are :
- Your hands sweat so that you feel   
   damp and clammy.
- You have nightmares.
- You lose your appetite.

For each item, the respondent was asked
if he experienced the symptom
many times/sometimes/hardly ever/never.
Many times or sometimes (score 1 ,hardly ever or never : score 0) were
considered as an indicator of emotional
strain (item analysis, fact validity of
the answer categories).Those with four
or more of these strains were labelled
emotionally ill ; those with three or
less are considered to be healthy.
Score range : 0 - 11.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a G = -.32 p < .01 Figures based on half of the sample.

linear

There is a stronger connection between illness and unhappiness when there is lower social
involvement.