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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study DE East Germany 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, East Germany, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1336
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-c-sq-v-4-a DM = + 1       M=2.42      Mt=4.7
2       M=2.71      Mt=5.7
3       M=2.54      Mt=5.1
4       M=2.76      Mt=5.9
5       M=2.85      Mt=6.2
6       M=3.01      Mt=6.7
7       M=2.95      Mt=6.5
8       M=3.10      Mt=7.0
9       M=3.09      Mt=7.0
10      M=3.17      Mt=7.2
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=4.30      Mt=3.7
2       M=4.68      Mt=4.1
3       M=4.69      Mt=4.1
4       M=5.45      Mt=4.9
5       M=5.90      Mt=5.4
6       M=6.62      Mt=6.2  
7       M=6.89      Mt=6.5
8       M=7.63      Mt=7.4
9       M=7.68      Mt=7.4
10      M=7.99      Mt=7.8
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = 1       M=-.25      Mt=4.8
2       M=-.44      Mt=4.6
3       M= .15      Mt=5.2
4       M= .26      Mt=5.3
5       M= .85      Mt=5.9
6       M=1.37      Mt=6.4
7       M=1.60      Mt=6.6
8       M=1.85      Mt=6.8
9       M=1.60      Mt=6.6
10      M=1.58      Mt=6.6
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a r = +.28 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.50 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.27 p < .001 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a tc = +.20 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.41 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.19 p < .001 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.29 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.51 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.28 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income