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dc.contributor.authorBöckerman, Petri
dc.contributor.authorBryson, Alex
dc.contributor.authorViinikainen, Jutta
dc.contributor.authorHakulinen, Christian
dc.contributor.authorHintsanen, Mirka
dc.contributor.authorPehkonen, Jaakko
dc.contributor.authorViikari, Jorma
dc.contributor.authorRaitakari, Olli
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-27T12:16:15Z
dc.date.available2017-09-27T12:16:15Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBöckerman, P., Bryson, A., Viinikainen, J., Hakulinen, C., Hintsanen, M., Pehkonen, J., . . . , & Raitakari, O. (2017). The biometric antecedents to happiness. <em>PLoS ONE</em>, 12 (9), e0184887. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184887">doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184887</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_75027
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55469
dc.description.abstractIt has been suggested that biological markers are associated with human happiness. We contribute to the empirical literature by examining the independent association between various aspects of biometric wellbeing measured in childhood and happiness in adulthood. Using Young Finns Study data (n = 1905) and nationally representative linked data we examine whether eight biomarkers measured in childhood (1980) are associated with happiness in adulthood (2001). Using linked data we account for a very rich set of confounders including age, sex, body size, family background, nutritional intake, physical activity, income, education and labour market experiences. We find that there is a negative relationship between triglycerides and subjective well-being but it is both gender- and age-specific and the relationship does not prevail using the later measurements (1983/1986) on triglycerides. In summary, we conclude that none of the eight biomarkers measured in childhood predict happiness robustly in adulthood.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS ONE
dc.subject.otherbiometric antecedents
dc.subject.otherhappiness
dc.titleThe biometric antecedents to happiness
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201709253805
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarship
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaloustiede
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-09-25T09:15:12Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1932-6203
dc.relation.volume12
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 The Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0184887


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