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Correlational findings

Study Ormel (1980): study NL 1970

Public
15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
18%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Complaints about physical health
Our Classification
Operationalization
9-item additive index of specified physical complaints,  having occurred in the past 4 weeks and rated on a 4 point scale,1: none,...4: longer than 2 weeks:
1. headache
2. digestion problems
3. heartthrobbing
4. tightness of  the chest
5. indigestion or being choked up  
6. pain in the back
7. feeling tired
8. insomnia
9. dizziness  
Assessed at T2(1976) and T3(1977)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.37 p < .01 T2 happiness by T2 complaints A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.35 p < .01 T3 happiness by T2 complaints A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.29 p < .01 T2 happiness by T3 complaints A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c r = -.40 p < .01 T3 happiness by T3 complaints