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Correlational findings

Study Noble (2009): study UA Kharkiv oblast 2007

Public
18-85 aged, general public, 2 districts in city Kyiv, Ukraine, 2007
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N = 136
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Control
Our Classification
Distribution
M=0.53;   Borshegovka M=0.48 sd=0.50;   Pechersk M=0.62 sd=0.48;   p-value of difference= 0.11
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
"Some people feel that they have a completely free choice and control over their lives, while others feel that what they do has no real effect on what happens to them. Using a scale of 1-10 where 1 means 'no choice at all' and 10 means 'a great deal of choice', indicate how much freedom of choice and control you feel you have over the way your life turns out."

converted to a dichotomy
1: quite a bit or full control
0: little or no control

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-m-sq-v-4-a r = +.17 p < .10 city district Borshegovka r=+.12 (ns)  N=79
city district Pechersk    r=+.19 (ns)  N=48