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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study GB Northern Ireland 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, North Ireland, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 304
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived fate control
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question: "How much freedom of choice and control do you feel you have over the way your life turns out?" rated on a 10-point numerical scale ranging from 'none at all' to 'a great deal'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       Less than 10 Ss
5       M=2.90      Mt=6.3
6       M=3.27      Mt=7.6
7       M=3.36      Mt=7.9
8       M=3.25      Mt=7.5
9       M=3.50      Mt=8.3
10      M=3.43      Mt=8.1
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=5.67      Mt=5.2
2       M=3.95      Mt=3.3
3       M=4.74      Mt=4.2
4       M=5.53      Mt=5.0
5       M=6.35      Mt=5.9
6       M=6.94      Mt=6.6  
7       M=7.37      Mt=7.1
8       M=7.84      Mt=7.6
9       M=8.33      Mt=8.1
10      M=8.35      Mt=8.2
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M=  .03     Mt=5.0
2       M=-1.45     Mt=3.6
3       M=- .37     Mt=4.6
4       M=  .40     Mt=5.4
5       M=  .78     Mt=5.8
6       M= 1.09     Mt=6.1
7       M= 1.79     Mt=6.8
8       M= 1.90     Mt=6.9
9       M= 2.33     Mt=7.3
10      M= 1.97     Mt=7.0
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.80      Mt=6.0
2       M=2.45      Mt=4.8
3       M=2.56      Mt=5.2
4       M=2.79      Mt=6.0
5       M=2.96      Mt=6.5
6       M=3.00      Mt=6.7
7       M=3.04      Mt=6.8
8       M=3.12      Mt=7.1
9       M=3.19      Mt=7.3
10      M=3.21      Mt=7.4
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       Less than 10 Ss
5       M=  .95     Mt=6.0
6       M= 1.47     Mt=6.5
7       M= 1.91     Mt=6.9
8       M= 1.51     Mt=6.5
9       M= 2.15     Mt=7.1
10      M= 2.28     Mt=7.3
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       Less than 10 Ss
5       M=7.00      Mt=6.7
6       M=7.00      Mt=6.7  
7       M=7.68      Mt=7.4
8       M=7.92      Mt=7.7
9       M=8.94      Mt=8.8
10      M=8.69      Mt=8.5
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.20 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.34 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.53 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.18 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.28 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.34 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.11 p < .01 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.34 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.15 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.18 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.42 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.23 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.18 p < .01 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.33 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.23 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.28 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.53 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.33 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income