Correlational finding on Happiness and Want to move
Subject code: M09ac02

StudyKleban & Turner-Massey (1978): study US 1975
TitleShort-Range Effects of Community Housing.
SourceThe Gerontologist, 1978, Vol. 18, 129 - 132
DOIDOI: 10.1093/geront/18.2.129
Public62+ aged applicants for community housing, followed 6 months, Philadelphia, USA, 1975.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response0 %
Respondents N =87

Correlate
Author's labelDesire to move
Page in Source 130
Our classificationWant to move, code M09ac02
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"With things as they are now, would you like to move?" 
1- Yes
0- No
Remarks
Assessed at T1

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-gRČ=.20 p < .05
M-PL-c-sq-v-4-bRČ=.12 p < .05
Significance levels calculated by WDH team


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-PL-c-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question:

How much are you enjoying life these days?
4 very much
3 somewhat
2 not very much
1 not at all
- don't know
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-gSelfreport on single question:

Taking everything in your life into consideration, how happy are you?
7 extremely happy
6 very happy
5 happy
4 some how happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 unhappy
1 very unhappy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl