Correlational findings

Study Helliwell & Huang (2010): study CA 2003

Workers, Canada, ,2003
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
N = 9949
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
Not reported


Authors's label
Mastery scale, with income effect subtracted
Our Classification
Please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree that:
a. you have little control over the things that happen to you
b. there is really no way you can solve some of the problems you have
c. there is little you can do to change many of the important things in your life
d. you often feel helpless in dealing with problems of life
e. sometimes you feel that you are being pushed around in life
f. what happens to you in the future mostly depends on you
g. you can do just about anything you really set your mind to.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-j OPRC = +1.2 p < .01 OPRC controled for:
- job satisfaction with income effect subtracted
- log of total household income
- log average household income in census tract
- self-percieved health status
- gender
- age
- marital status
- education
- contacts with
  - family members outside household
  - friends
  - neighbors
- number of memberships
- trust in
  - general
  - neighbors
  - police
- religion
  - importance
  - frequency of attending religious services
- immigrant
- ethnic status
- living in non-tracted area