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Correlational findings

Study Bartram (2013a): study RO 2009

Public:
15+ aged general public, Romania, 2009
Survey name:
EU-ESS 4: 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1595
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Migration
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on two questions:
1: Migrants
   a) 'Migrant' when not living in country of birth
   b) 'Returnee' when living in country of birth
       but having worked more than 6 months
       abroad.
0: Non-migrant/Homestayer  (living in country of birth and not having worked abroad)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a DM = Migrants abroad:      M=6.4 SD=2.3
Returned migrants:    M=5.9 SD=2.2
Non-migrants:         M=6.2 SD=2.1
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a BMCT = ns 1a=1b=0 O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a r = +.03 ns MIGRANTS (vs. non-migrant general population) O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a Beta = +.02 ns Beta controlled for:
- age
- gender
- religiosity
- partner
- employment
- sociability
- health
- income

Insignificant results remain when controlling for less of these factors
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a r = -.02 p < .000 RETURNEES (vs.non-migrant general population) O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.03 ns Beta controlled for:
- income
- age
- gender
- religiosity
- partner
- employment
- sociability
- health
O-HL-u-sq-n-11-a Beta = -.06 p < .031 Beta additionally controlled for income