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Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Mujcic, R.; Oswald, A.J.
Title:
Evolution of Well-Being and Happiness After Increases in Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables.
Source:
American Journal of Public Health, 2016, Vol 106, 1504 - 1510

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 12385
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Face to face interviews and self completion questionnaires

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.91 7.91
SD:
1.41 1.41
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Beena happy person
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 4.8%,   3: 13.9%,   4: 19.5%,   5: 51.9%,   6: 8.9%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.43
SD:
1.05

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change consumption fruits and vegetables Change in nutrition
What one eats
Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Employment Current employment status
Involved in schooling or not
Marital status Married vs never married
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Married vs separated
Long term health conditions Chronic illness Children Age of children
Number of children
Alcohol consumption Use of alcohol Nonsmoker Use of tobacco What one eats What one eats
Healthy eating
BMI Body Mass Index (BMI) Exercise Active involvement in sports Household income Household income Earlier happiness Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago) Regular breakfast When one eats Summed effect Summed effects or recent life change + current conditions