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Correlational findings

Study Shu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Educational attainment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Educational attainment:
- primary school or below (reference group)
- junior high
- senior high/vocational school
- associate's degree
- bachelor's and graduate degree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.14 ns - junior high O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.11 ns - senior high/vocational school O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.16 ns - associate's degree O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m OR = 1.1 ns - bachelor's and graduate degree M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.92 ns - junior high M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.96 ns - senior high/vocational school M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.8 ns - associate's degree M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OR = 0.75 ns - bachelor's and graduate degree C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 0.96 ns - junior high C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 0.98 ns - senior high/vocational school C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 1.02 ns - associate's degree C-W-u-sq-v-4-c OR = 2.13 p < .01 - bachelor's and graduate degree
Subgroup value is lower.
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.08 ns - junior high M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.08 ns - senior high/vocational school M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.08 ns - associate's degree M-ACO---mq-v-7-a b = +.18 ns - bachelor's and graduate degree M-ACO---mq-v-7-a = OR and B values are versus reference group.

OR and B controled for
- gender
- age cohort
- marital status
- household income
- unemployement
- urban residency
- domain satisfaction
- value priorities
- lifestyle

For a subgroup of 87% of respondents with at least one positive experience of happiness, enjoyment and accomplishment, OR and B values are higher unless stated otherwise.