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Correlational findings

Study Inoguchi & Fujii (2013): study HK 2006

Public:
Working aged (20-69), Hong Kong, 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Home: ownership and type
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: " Which category does your current residence fall into?"
a - owner-occupied detached or semidetached house (duplex)
b - owner-occupied terraced house or unit in an apartment or condominium complex
c - rented detached or semi-detached house (duplex)
d - rented terraced house or unit in an apartment or condominium complex
e  others (f.e. a room in a relative's home)

Rated:
1- home owner
0 -rented house or other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb OLRC = +.38 p < .05 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb OLRC = +.56 p < .05 Marrieds only M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OLRC = +.05 ns All M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OLRC = +.02 ns Marrieds only

OLRC's controlled for:
- INDIVIDUAL characteristics:
  - Satisfaction with life domains
  - Access to public services:
    - number of utilities
    - internet
    - email
    - mobile phone
  - Lifestyle characteristics:
    - frequency of praying
    - religion
    - English ability
    - living internationally
    - number of family members
    - relative standard of living
    - no right to vote
  - Socioeconomic status:
    - gender
    - marital status
    - age
    - income
    - educational attainment
- GEOGRAPHIC characteristics:
  - region
  - city size
  - county