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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study CN 1990

Public:
18+aged, general public, China, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
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=2.73      Mt=5.8
2       M=2.54      Mt=5.1
3       M=2.57      Mt=5.2
4       M=2.79      Mt=6.0
5       M=2.79      Mt=6.0
6       M=3.02      Mt=6.7
7       M=2.71      Mt=5.7
8       M=3.09      Mt=7.0
9       M=3.08      Mt=6.9
10      M=3.03      Mt=6.8
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = 1       M= .98      Mt=6.0
2       M=-.34      Mt=4.7
3       M= .68      Mt=5.7
4       M= .44      Mt=5.4
5       M= .86      Mt=5.9
6       M= .45      Mt=5.5
7       M=1.25      Mt=6.3
8       M=2.10      Mt=7.1
9       M=2.05      Mt=7.1
10      M=1.82      Mt=6.8
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.15 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.27 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.12 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.21 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.18 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