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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
Education
Our Classification
Distribution
1: 20.92%; 2:  28.28%,
Operationalization
1: Junior middle school and below (reference)
2: Senior secondary
3: Polytechnic
4: 3 year higerr degree
5: 4 yrear higher degree
6: post graduate

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.03 p < .338 Senior secondary     (vs junior middle school) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.02 p < .773 Polytechnic           (vs junior middle school) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.06 p < .15 3 year higher degree (vs junior middle school) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.02 p < .621 4 year higher degree (vs junior middle school) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.09 p < .414 Post graduate       (vs junior middle school)

Betas controled for:
- Openess of economy in city
- Personal characteristics  
  - Age, age squared
  - Marital status
  - Gender
  - Occupation
- Attitudes to socioeconomic and political issues  
- City dummies