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

Correlate
Author's labelMoving
Page in Source 131
Our classificationRecently moved, code M09aa01d
Operationalization
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
Remarks
Comparison of situation at T1 and T2

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
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
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