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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study PT 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Portugal, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1185
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=2.46      Mt=4.9
4       M=2.66      Mt=5.5
5       M=2.76      Mt=5.9
6       M=2.74      Mt=5.8
7       M=2.89      Mt=6.3
8       M=3.01      Mt=6.7
9       M=3.08      Mt=6.9
10      M=2.89      Mt=6.3
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M=6.09      Mt=5.7
4       M=5.86      Mt=5.4
5       M=6.35      Mt=5.9
6       M=6.99      Mt=6.7  
7       M=7.00      Mt=6.7
8       M=7.90      Mt=7.7
9       M=8.28      Mt=8.1
10      M=7.74      Mt=7.5
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = 1       Less than 10 Ss
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       M= .70      Mt=5.7
4       M= .77      Mt=5.8
5       M=1.06      Mt=6.1
6       M=1.39      Mt=6.4
7       M=1.31      Mt=6.3
8       M=1.94      Mt=6.9
9       M=1.78      Mt=6.8
10      M=1.33      Mt=6.3
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.19 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.32 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.15 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.14 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.29 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.11 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = +.17 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa Beta = +.31 p < .001 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.14 p < .01 ß controlled for sex, age, and household income