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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
Gender
Our Classification
Remarks
Code reversed in article
Distribution
Women 0: N = 1494, 1: N= 1965; Men 0: N= 1681, 1: N= 1941
Operationalization
0 Women
1 Men

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - ns All areas
0 Women   M = 8,08
1 Men     M = 8,04
difference = -0,04
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - p < .05 Areas with low approval (< 60 % votes in community for equal rights amendment in 1975 referendum)
0 Women M = 8,24
1 Men   M = 8,13
difference = -.11
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a DM = - ns Area with high approval (> 60 % votes in community for equal rights amendment in 1975 referendum)
0 Women M = 7,96
1 Men   M = 7,95
difference = -.01
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a b = +.16 O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.10 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:
- Age
- Education
- Marital status
- Nationality
- Employment status
- Household income
- Household size

Ordered Probit analysis (OPRC) yields similar results.