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Correlational findings

Study Lalive & Stutzer (2010): study CH 2000

Public:
Salaried workers, Switzerland, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6203
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Approval of equal rights
Our Classification
Operationalization
% votes in community for equal rights amendment in 1975 referendum:
0 Low: < 60%
1 High:> 60%

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - All
0 Low    M =  8,18
1 High   M =  7,96
difference = -0.22
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - Women only
0 Low    M =  8,24
1 High   M =  7,96
difference = -0.28
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - Men only
0 Low    M =  8,13
1 High   M =  7,95
difference = -0.16
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.00 ns All O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.10 p < .001 Interaction effect of gender and approval of equal rights
Beta = -.10 means that women in communities with a high percentage approval of equal rights are .10 points less happy on a happiness scale 0-10.

Beta's controlled for:
- Gender
- Age
- Education
- Marital status
- Nationality
- Employment status
- Household income
- Household size

Ordered Probit analysis (OPRC) yields similar results.