Correlational findings

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

Fulltime employed and long-term unemployed, Germany, 2008
N = 737
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
General goodness of previous day compared to an average day
Our Classification
Answer on the question "How was your day yesterday compared to how this day of the week usually is?":
1 Much worse and worse
2 Pretty typical (reference group)
3 Better and much better

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = -30 ns Worse (vs. Pretty typical) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = +.30 ns Better (vs. Pretty typical) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = -1.1 p < .01 Worse (vs. Pretty typical) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.04 ns Better (vs. Pretty typical)

B's are controlled for:
- employment status in week and weekend
- income
- cohabiting
- education
- health satisfaction
- children
- age
- goodness of health and work on previous day

B -1.1 means that if the previous day was worse than this day in general is, the current day goes with 1.1 points less  happiness on the happiness scale -10-10.