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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study IS 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Iceland 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 702
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       M=3.21      Mt=7.4
4       M=3.19      Mt=7.3
5       M=3.25      Mt=7.5
6       M=3.32      Mt=7.7
7       M=3.31      Mt=7.7
8       M=3.46      Mt=8.2
9       M=3.48      Mt=8.3
10      M=3.58      Mt=8.6
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=6.64      Mt=6.3
4       M=7.19      Mt=6.9
5       M=7.38      Mt=7.1
6       M=7.37      Mt=7.1  
7       M=7.76      Mt=7.5
8       M=8.38      Mt=8.2
9       M=8.81      Mt=8.7
10      M=9.08      Mt=9.0
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less thaN 10 Ss
3       M=1.38      Mt=6.4
4       M=2.00      Mt=7.0
5       M=2.08      Mt=7.1
6       M=2.03      Mt=7.0
7       M=2.36      Mt=7.4
8       M=2.91      Mt=7.9
9       M=3.00      Mt=8.0
10      M=2.95      Mt=7.9
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.20 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.37 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.23 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.15 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.31 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.17 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.21 p < .001 ß controlled for sex and age O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.39 p < .001 ß controlled for sex and age A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.22 p < .001 ß controlled for sex and age