Correlational finding on Happiness and Type of income
Subject code: I01ad03

StudyCheung et al. (2005): study HK 2001
TitleQuality of Life in Older Adults: Benefits from Caring Services in Hong Kong.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 71, 29 1- 334
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-8021-3
PublicElderly, Hong Kong, 2001
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3000

Correlate
Author's labelIncome source
Page in Source 313
Our classificationType of income, code I01ad03
Operationalization
Self reported sources of household income
a: earnings
b: spouse
c: children 
d: other relatives
e: public assistance
f: pension

Rated
1: yes
0: no

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+7.1 ns
income from earnings
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+2.7 ns
income from the spouse
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+4.5 ns
income from children
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+1.9 ns
income from other relatives
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+5.3 ns
income from public assistance
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-ab=+5.9 ns
income from pension
B is controlled for: 
-residence
-living arrangement
-marital status
-education
-age
-gender


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-aSelfreport on single question:

.. Global life quality.. (full text not reported)
0 lowest quality
.
.
100 highest quality

Rated on line scale with 10 point demarcations between 0 and 100

Name: Spitzer Uniscale


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