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Correlational findings

Study Beals (1985): study US 1978

Public:
Immigrants from Europe, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 844
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Peceptions of US-life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index consisting of 4 closed questions:
1. "Would you say that in general
   public officials treat you?:
   1: not fairly at all, 2: not very  
   fairly, 3: fairly enough, 4: very
   fairly"
2  "How free do you feel to live the  
   kind of life you want to?"
   1: not free at all, 2: not very
   free, 3: free enough, 4: very free.
3. "How satisfied are you with life in
   the US today?"
   1: completely dissatisfied,
   4: neutral, 7: completely satisfied
4. "If you had the chance to move out
   of the US and settle down in some
   other country, do you think you
   would like to do it?"
   1: yes, 2: not sure, 3: no
Loadings of the four items were determined by factor-analysis.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b Beta-L = +.50 p < .01 ßL standardized direct path coefficient in a LISREL-model, controlled for contacts with relatives, contacts with friends, immigration generation and socioeconomic status. Also involved in the model are positive and negative affect.
                              
         
M-AO-u-mq-*-0-a Beta-L = +.40 p < .01 ßL standardized direct path coefficient in a LISREL-model, controlled for contacts with relatives, contacts with friends, immigration- generation and socioeconomic status. Also involved in the model are cognitive well-being and negative affect.
         
O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b r = +.58 p < .01 Immigrants from Western Europe M-AO-u-mq-*-0-a r = +.41 p < .01 Immigrants from Western Europe O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b r = +.39 p < .01 Immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe M-AO-u-mq-*-0-a r = +.34 p < .01 Immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe