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Correlational findings

Study Knabe et al. (2009): study DE 2008

Public:
Fulltime employed and long-term unemployed, Germany, 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 737
Non Response:
23
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Weekdays and weekends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Day of interview:
a: a day in the week
b: weekend

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a DM = Unemployed feel happier during weekdays but worse in the weekend (compared to employed) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = -1.2 p < .01 Unemployed during weekdays (vs. Employed during weekdays) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = +.18 ns Employed during weekenddays (vs. Employed during weekdays) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = -.31 ns Unemployed during weekenddays (vs. Employed during weekdays)

B -1.2 means that unemployed individuals are 1.2 points less satisfied with their lives during weekdays compared to employed individuals during weekdays on the happiness scale 0-10.
A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.66 p < .05 Unemployed during weekdays (vs. Employed during weekdays) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.75 p < .05 Employed during weekenddays (vs. Employed during weekdays) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.49 ns Unemployed during weekenddays (vs. Employed during weekdays)

B's are controlled for:
- income
- cohabiting
- education
- health satisfaction
- children
- age
- general goodness of previous day
- goodness of health and work on previous day

B +.66 means that unemployed individuals are .66 points happier during weekdays compared to employed individuals during weekdays on the happiness scale -10-10.