Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study PL 1989

Public
18+ aged, general public, Poland, 1990
Sample
Respondents
N = 938
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 = + 1       M=2.65      Mt=5.5
2       M=2.84      Mt=6.1
3       M=2.83      Mt=6.1
4       M=2.80      Mt=6.0
5       M=2.91      Mt=6.4
6       M=2.96      Mt=6.5
7       M=3.02      Mt=6.7
8       M=3.06      Mt=6.9
9       M=3.06      Mt=6.9
10      M=3.11      Mt=7.0
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = + 1       M=4.41      Mt=3.8
2       M=5.21      Mt=4.7
3       M=5.83      Mt=5.4
4       M=5.20      Mt=4.7
5       M=5.95      Mt=5.5
6       M=6.40      Mt=6.0
7       M=7.09      Mt=6.8
8       M=7.29      Mt=7.0
9       M=8.05      Mt=7.8
10      M=7.57      Mt=7.3
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = 1       M=1.08      Mt=6.1
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=1.00      Mt=6.0
4       M=1.33      Mt=6.3
5       M= .94      Mt=5.9
6       M=1.28      Mt=6.3
7       M=1.63      Mt=6.6
8       M=1.73      Mt=6.7
9       M=2.25      Mt=7.3
10      M=1.87      Mt=6.9
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = +.22 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.38 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = +.18 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = +.14 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.31 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = +.14 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = +.19 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.36 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = +.16 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income