Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with home life in nation
Subject code: N02ab01ac

StudyOishi et al. (1999): study ZZ 1999
TitleCross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction: Perpectives from Needs and Values.
SourcePersonality and Social Psychology, 1999, Vol. 25, 980 - 990
URLhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/q8437718033u2207/fulltext.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1991
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =54446

Correlate
Author's labelHome life satisfaction
Our classificationSatisfaction with home life in nation, code N02ab01ac
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question, question not reported

Rated 1 (dissatisfied) to 10 (satisfied)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aab=+.50 p < .001
Average Happiness by Average Home satisfaction in 
39 nations

Stronger in wealthier nations
uneffected by individualism in nation

B +.50 that a 1 point difference in home life 
satisfaction corresponds with 0.5 point difference 
in happiness on the same 1-10 point scale


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

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl