Correlational finding on Happiness and Symptoms of bad health
Subject code: H14ab03

StudyHo et al. (1995): study HK 1992
TitleLife Satisfaction and Associated Factors in Older Hong Kong Chinese.
SourceThe American Geriatrics Society, 1995, Vol. 43, 252 - 255
Public70+aged, Hong Kong, 1991-1992
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1557

Correlate
Author's labelTwo or more falls in the past 12 months
Page in Source 253
Our classificationSymptoms of bad health, code H14ab03
Operationalization
Self report on whether to experience two or more falls 
in the past 12 months or not. 
1: two or more falls 
0: less than two or no

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-n-11-bOR=0.5 p < .05
CI95 [0.4-0.8]

OR controlled for:
-place of residence
-marital status
-presence of joint pain


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-?-sq-n-11-bSelf report on single question:

.. Life satisfaction .. (full text not reported)
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 very dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
ORODDS RATIO
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning:
OR = 1 no association at all;
OR = 0 or infinite at least one level of the correlate allows an error-free prediction of the happiness.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl