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Correlational findings

Study Timmermans (1997): study AT 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Austria, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1460
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=3.30      Mt=7.7
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       M=2.76      Mt=5.9
5       M=3.05      Mt=6.8
6       M=2.95      Mt=6.5
7       M=3.14      Mt=7.1
8       M=3.22      Mt=7.4
9       M=3.28      Mt=7.6
10      M=3.24      Mt=7.5
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa DM = 1       M=4.67      Mt=4.1
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       M=6.04      Mt=5.6
5       M=7.09      Mt=6.8
6       M=6.81      Mt=6.5  
7       M=7.01      Mt=6.7
8       M=7.47      Mt=7.2
9       M=7.63      Mt=7.4
10      M=6.80      Mt=6.4
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = 1       M=1.93      Mt=6.9
2       Less than 10 Ss
3       Less than 10 Ss
4       M= .36      Mt=5.4
5       M=1.34      Mt=6.3
6       M= .96      Mt=6.0
7       M=1.63      Mt=6.6
8       M=1.86      Mt=6.9
9       M=2.08      Mt=7.1
10      M=2.24      Mt=7.2
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.00 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = +.32 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.05 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a tc = +.01 ns O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa tb = +.25 p < .001 A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a tc = +.07 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a Beta = -.05 ns 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 = -.00 ns ß controlled for sex, age, and household income