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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study CA 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1730
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       M=2.58      Mt=5.3
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=2.64      Mt=5.5
4       M=2.68      Mt=5.6
5       M=2.96      Mt=6.5
6       M=2.87      Mt=6.2
7       M=3.00      Mt=6.7
8       M=3.04      Mt=6.8
9       M=3.22      Mt=7.4
10      M=3.22      Mt=7.4
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=3.33      Mt=2.6
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=6.12      Mt=5.7
4       M=6.03      Mt=5.6
5       M=6.87      Mt=6.5
6       M=7.10      Mt=6.8  
7       M=7.40      Mt=7.1
8       M=8.19      Mt=8.0
9       M=8.62      Mt=8.5
10      M=9.00      Mt=8.9
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M= .26      Mt=5.3
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=1.40      Mt=6.4
4       M=1.02      Mt=6.0
5       M=1.77      Mt=6.8
6       M=1.64      Mt=6.6
7       M=1.95      Mt=7.0
8       M=2.59      Mt=7.6
9       M=2.91      Mt=7.9
10      M=2.79      Mt=7.8
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.17 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.50 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.26 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.15 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.41 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.18 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.18 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.49 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.25 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income