Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Subject code: N10aa01

StudyVeenhoven (1994c): study AU 1981
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16155
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078732
Public16 + aged, general public, Australia, 1981
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =246

Correlate
Author's labelCountry of settlement vs country of origin
Page in Source 143
Our classificationEarlier nationality (nation of origin), code N10aa01
Operationalization
0 = general population
1 = migrant

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aDMt=+
General population   Mt = 7.6
Migrants from
 - Greece            Mt = 7.6
 - Italy             Mt = 7.9
 - UK                Mt = 8.0


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aSelfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1 terrible
2 very unhappy
3 unhappy
4 mostly dissatisfied
5 mixed feelings
6 mostly satisfied
7 pleased
8 very pleased
9 delighted


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMtDIFFERENCE of MEANS AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: [-10; +10]

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness (happiness measured at a 0-10 rating scale) between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl