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Correlational findings

Study VanSantvoort (2009): study ZZ Europe 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 14889
Non Response:
30 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies based on face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Feeling about household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Which comes closest to how you feel about your household income nowadays?
4: living comfortably on present income
2: coping on present income
3: finding it difficult on present income
1: finding it very difficult on present income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---mq-n-11-b Beta = +.25 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- hampered in daily activities by disability
- socio-demographic variables
- socio-economic variables
- self assessed health
- feeling optimistic and energetic
- social participation

Beta's similar in:
- Belgium
- Germany
- Finland
- Netherlands
- Slovenia
- Slovakia
- United Kingdom

Beta lowest in Denmark (+.121)