Correlational finding on Happiness and Country of origin
Subject code: M07aa05

StudyNesterko et al. (2013): study DE 2006 /1
TitleLife Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life in Immigrants and Native-Born Germans: The Role of Immigration-Related Factors
SourceQuality of Life Research, 22, 1005-1013
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11136-012-0239-y
Public16+ aged migrants, Germany, 2006
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2971

Correlate
Author's labelCountry of origin
Page in Source 1011
Our classificationCountry of origin, code M07aa05
Operationalization
Country of birth:
a) Germany 
b) Turkey                                      
c) Ex-Yugoslavia                       
d) West-European countries    
e) East-European countries      
f) Other countries
Observed distributiona) 754 (25.4%), b) 453 (15.2%), c) 244 (8.2%), d) 465 (15.7%), e) 641 (21.6%), f) 376 (12.7%)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dDM=+/-
Germany                 M=6.87 (CI: 6.75-7.01)
Turkey                  M=6.34 (CI: 6.18-6.51)
Ex-Yugoslavia           M=6.64 (CI: 6.42-6.86)
West-European countries M=7.01 (CI: 6.84-7.17)
East-European countries M=7.02 (CI: 6.88-7.16)
Other countries         M=6.80 (CI: 6.62-6.98)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's 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