Correlational findings

Study Drobnic et al. (2010): study ZZ EU 9 2003

Working people, 9 European Union countries, 2003
N = 3354
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Job autonomy
Our Classification
Selfreport on single statement: 'I have a great deal of influence in deciding how to do my work'.  
0: disagree/ strongly disagree/ neither agree nor disagree
1: agree/ strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b b = +.55 p < .001 B controlled for:
- gender
- age in linear and in quadratic form
- marital status
- number of children
- education level
- objective working conditions
- subjective evaluations of work
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b b = +.31 p < .001 B additionally controlled for GDP per capita O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b b = +.11 ns B additionally controlled for:
- job satisfaction
- country dummies
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b b = +.25 p < .001 B additionally controlled for work-home interference without job satisfaction inserted O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b b = +.11 ns B controlled for both job satisfaction and work-home interference

In analysis of each country separately B is only significant in Germany (+.43)