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

StudyVeenhoven (1994c): study AU 1984
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, 1984
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =2208

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-SLW-u-sq-n-10-bDMt=
General population   Mt = 7.9
Migrants from
 - Greece            Mt = 7.4
 - Germany           Mt = 7.7
 - Ireland           Mt = 8.0
 - Italy             Mt = 7.7
 - Netherlands       Mt = 7.8
 - UK                Mt = 8.0
 - Yugoslavia        Mt = 7.7


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-bSelfreport on single question:

Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 Dissatisfied

Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).


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