Findings on happiness in Mujcic & Oswald (2016): study AU 2007

Author(s)Mujcic, R.; Oswald, A.J.
TitleEvolution of Well-Being and Happiness After Increases in Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables.
SourceAmerican Journal of Public Health, 2016, Vol 106, 1504 - 1510
DOIdoi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303260.
Public18+ aged general public, Australia, followed 3 years 2007-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameAU-HILDA combined waves
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =12385
 20136 person/year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Face to face interviews and self completion questionnaires
General remarksPanel survey started in 2001, data for this study come from waves 7 and 9
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.411.41

Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelBeena happy person
Page in publication6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.050.00

Scores in123456

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Alcohol consumptionshow  Use of alcohol
BMIshow  Body Mass Index (BMI)
Change consumption fruits and vegetablesshow  Change in nutrition
Change consumption fruits and vegetablesshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Childrenshow  Age of children
Childrenshow  Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Earlier happinessshow  Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Employmentshow  Current employment status
Employmentshow  Involved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Exerciseshow  Active involvement in sports
Household incomeshow  Household income
Long term health conditionsshow  Chronic illness
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married
Marital statusshow  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Nonsmokershow  Use of tobacco
Regular breakfastshow  When one eats
Summed effectshow  Summed effects or recent life change + current conditions
What one eatsshow  Healthy eating
What one eatsshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑