Subject code: H17ab01

Study | Forti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977 |

Title | A Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation. |

Source | Community Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304 |

DOI | DOI:10.1007/BF00755410 |

Public | Catholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981 |

Sample | |

Non-Response | T1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23% |

Respondents N = | 137 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Consultation: physical health |

Our classification | Visits to doctor, code H17ab01 |

Operationalization | Index of closed questions: (order reversed) 1. 'Have you seen a doctor past 2 months for physical health care?' (1) yes, (2) no; 2. 'If so, how many times?', rated on a 6-point scale: (1) 1-2 times, (6) >10 times. 3. 'Have you seen a doctor past year for physical health care?' (1) yes, (2) no; 4. 'If so, how many times?', rated on a 6-point scale: (1) 1-2 times, (6) >10 times. |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a | r= | T1: 1977 T2: 1979 T3: 1981 1. -.07 (ns) . . 2. -.07 (ns) . . 3. +.05 (ns) +.10 (ns) +.11 (ns) 4. +.03 (ns) -.05 (ns) +.11 (ns) |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a | Selfreport on single question: Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole? 7 delighted 6 very satisfying 5 satisfying 4 mixed 3 dissatisfying 2 very dissatisfying 1 terrible - No opinion Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified version) |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl