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Correlational findings

Study Inoguchi & Fujii (2013): study LA 2003

Public:
Working aged (20-69), Laos, 2003-2008
Survey name:
Asia Barometer 2003-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 671
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Living internationally
Our Classification
Operationalization
Seldreport on single question: "Which, if any, of the following statements apply to you?"
- I have traveled abroad at least 3 times during the past 3 years
- I have friends from another country who are in China
- I have friends from other countries who are in China
- I often watch foreign-produced programs on TV
- I often communicate with people in other countries via the internet or email
- my job involves contact with organizations or people in other countries

1 yes
0 no

Counting the number of 'yes'- answers the score ranges from 0-6.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb OLRC = +.02 ns All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb OLRC = -.01 ns Marrieds only M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OLRC = +.46 p < .01 All M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OLRC = +.27 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
    - homeownership
    - 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