Correlational findings

Study Nettle (2005b): study GB 2000

18+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 2000
N = 11419
Non Response:
not reported
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Personal control
Our Classification
Self-report on 3 questions
A.0: I never seem to get what I want out of life
  1: I usually get what I want
B.1: I usually have a free choice and control in life
  0: Whatever I do has no real effect
C.1: I ussually run my life more or less as I want to
  0: I usually find problems too much
Sum of 3 responses and varies from:
0: lowest, feeling of no control at all
3: highest, feeling usually in control and able to get what one wants

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-V-h-sq-n-11-a r = +.48 p < .001 O-V-h-sq-n-11-a Beta = +.44 p < .05 Beta's controlled for:
- Socio-economic status
- Income