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Correlational findings

Study Ball & Chernova (2008): study ZZ 1995 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 18 nations, 1995-1997
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 20771
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Employment
Our Classification
Operationalization
a part time
b self employed
c retired
d housewife
e unemployed
f student
g employed (reference category)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.02 p < .472 part time             (vs employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.04 p < .029 self employed O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.02 p < .558 retired               (vs employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.15 p < .001 housewife             (vs employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.21 p < .001 unemployed            (vs employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.08 p < .022 student               (vs employed)

Betas controlled for:
-Interaction between relative and absolute income
-Individual variables
  -Income
  -Marital status
  -Gender
  -Age
  -Children
  -Health
  -Religion
-Country (dummies)

No difference if controlled for country variables instead of dummies.