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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
Physical well-being yesterday compared to an average day
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answer on the question "How was your psychical well-being yesterday compared to how it 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 = +.24 ns Worse (vs. Pretty typical) O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-cb b = +.20 ns Better (vs. Pretty typical) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = -.35 ns Worse (vs. Pretty typical) A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a b = +.50 p < .10 Better (vs. Pretty typical)


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

B +.50 means that if the psychical well-being was better yesterday than it usually is, the current day goes with +.50 points more  happiness on the happiness scale -10-10.