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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
Employment situation
Our Classification
Distribution
N = 1: 216 2: 273 3: 329 4: 1125
Operationalization
a: Study/ school
b: No day job outside the house
c: Retired
d: Working (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a D% =             Study  No day job Retired Working
Very happy   25.5%    20%       24%     24.5%
Happy        69%      65%       65%     67.5%
Not happy    5.5%     15%       11%     8%
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-a OR =       UNHAPPY (vs happy)  VERY HAPPY (vs happy)
      observed controlled  observed  controlled
Study      0.93  0.71       0.98       0.93
No job     2.67* 2.46*      1.19       1.14
Retired    1.95* 1.89*      1.18       1.12
Working    1     1          1          1

Control variables are:
- gender
- education
- family stage
- urban living environment
- self reported health
- self reported stress
* = P<.05