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Correlational findings

Study Okulicz-Kozaryn et al. (2015): study US 2011

Public:
18+ aged, general public, the US, 2011
Survey name:
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8907
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
98.6% interviews were conducted through telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
Dwelling ownership
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Do (you (or anyone else in your family living there)/they (or anyone else in the family living there}} own the (apartment/mobile home/home}, pay rent, or what?
a. own a dwelling (reference)
b. rent a dwelling
c. other than own/rent a dwelling

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.23 p < .001 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.34 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's controlled for
-Car ownership
-Total family income
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.08 p < .01 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.20 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's addtionally controlled for
-Number of children in household
-Health status
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-State dummy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.18 p < .001 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.29 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's controlled for
-Number of cars in household
-Total family income
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.07 p < .01 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.19 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's addtionally controlled for
-Number of children in household
-Health status
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-State dummy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.19 p < .001 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.27 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's controlled for
-Car price
-Total family income
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.04 ns Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.13 ns Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's addtionally controlled for
-Number of children in household
-Health status
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-State dummy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.19 p < .001 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.33 p < .001 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's controlled for
-Car price
-Total family income
-Year in which acquired first car
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.10 p < .05 Rent a dwelling                (vs own a dwelling) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.22 p < .05 Other than own/rent a dwelling (vs own a dwelling)

B's addtionally controlled for
-Number of children in household
-Health status
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-State dummy