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Correlational findings

Study Oosterhof (2008): study NL 2005

Public:
12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2204
Non Response:
11%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And content analysis of diaries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Family stage
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: Living with parents
b: Living alone
c: Living together
d: Living with family (spouce and children) (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a D% =             Parents Alone Together  Family
Very happy   25,5%   15%   28,5%    24,5%
Happy        67,5%   66%   66,5%    68,5%
Unhappy      7%      19%   5,5%     7%
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a OR =      UNHAPPY (vs happy)   VERY HAPPY (vs happy)
     observed controlled  observed   controlled
Parents  1,01   1,77       1.06       1,11
Alone    2,75*  2,23*      1,12       1,10
Together 0,72   0,59*      1,09       1,06
Family   1      1          1          1

Control variables are:
- gender
- education
- situation
- urban living environment
- self reported health
- self reported stress
* = p<.05