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Studies

Fischer et al. (2015a): study AU 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Fischer, J.A.; Clavarino, A.; Najman, J.M.; Plotnikova, M.
Title:
Quality of Life, Age of Onset of Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders in Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Findings from an Australian Birth Cohort
Source:
Drug and Alcohol Review, 2015, Vol. 34, 388 - 396

Investigation

Public:
14 year olds, Australia, followed to age 21, 1995-2002
Survey name:
AU_MUSP
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 7223
Non Response:
1.1%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
self-completing questionnaires at age 14 and 21 follow ups

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you say you feel these days? Would you say you are
3 very happy
2 happy
1 very unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
390
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole thbese days? What would you say you are.
3 very satisfied
2 satisfied
1 dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Satisfaction
Page in publication:
390

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Alcohol use at age 14 Use of alcohol Alcohol use at age 21 Later use of alcohol Age onset alcohol problems (effect of earlier happiness) Later mental health
Later alcoholism
Later alcoholism
Age onset alcohol problems (effect on later happiness) Age onset alcohol problems (effect on change happiness) Earlier alcoholism
Earlier alcoholism