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Correlational findings

Study Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN 2003

Public:
18+ aged general public in 30 cities, China, 2003
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8867
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed in person in shopping districts of each city by a CMMRC employee trained in interview techniques.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Openness of economy in province of city
Our Classification
Remarks
Data collected in the immediate aftermath of China joining the WTO, when economic opening up was at the forefront of people’s minds.
Distribution
Range: 0.04303 -  1.556.
Mean = 0.347; SD = 0.44;
Operationalization
Share of imports and expeorts in provincial GDP

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.13 p < .041 Beta controlled for:
- Personal characteristics  
  - Age, age squared
  - Gender
  - Marital status
  - Education
  - Occupation
- Attitudes to socioeconomic and political issues  
- City dummies