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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study NG 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Nigeria, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1001
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=2.47      Mt=4.9
2       M=2.68      Mt=5.6
3       M=2.64      Mt=5.5
4       M=2.72      Mt=5.7
5       M=3.06      Mt=6.9
6       M=2.82      Mt=6.1
7       M=2.93      Mt=6.4
8       M=2.68      Mt=5.6
9       M=3.42      Mt=8.1
10      M=3.19      Mt=7.3
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = + 1       M=5.35      Mt=4.8
2       M=4.73      Mt=4.1
3       M=4.62      Mt=4.0
4       M=4.83      Mt=4.3
5       M=6.45      Mt=6.1
6       M=6.34      Mt=5.9  
7       M=6.67      Mt=6.3
8       M=6.07      Mt=5.6
9       M=7.36      Mt=7.1
10      M=7.45      Mt=7.2
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + 1       M= .82      Mt=5.8
2       M=1.54      Mt=6.5
3       M=1.64      Mt=6.6
4       M=1.26      Mt=6.3
5       M=1.55      Mt=6.5
6       M=1.23      Mt=6.2
7       M=1.44      Mt=6.4
8       M=1.98      Mt=7.0
9       M=1.97      Mt=7.0
10      M=1.75      Mt=6.8
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.19 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.27 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.13 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.16 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.21 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.08 p < .05 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 = +.23 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.05 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income