Correlational finding on Happiness and Recently moved
Subject code: M09aa01d

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

Author's labelMoving
Page in Source 131
Our classificationRecently moved, code M09aa01d
1  Moved to community housing (experimental group)
0  Applied but did not move to community housing 
(control group):
     a:  moved to elsewhere
     b: still waiting to move
Comparison of situation at T1 and T2

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-gDM=+ p < .05
T1-T2 (6 month)CHANGE in happiness
- Movers became happier.
- Non-movers or waiting to move became less happy.

Significance level calculated by WDH.

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
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
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.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.