Subject code: M02aa

Study | Shin & Johnson (1978): study US 1975 |

Title | Avowed Happiness as the Overall Assesment of the Quality of Life. |

Source | Social Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 475 - 492 |

DOI | DOI:10.1007/BF00352944 |

Public | Heads of households, Illinois, USA, 1975 |

Sample | |

Non-Response | 17% |

Respondents N = | 665 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Marital status |

Page in Source | 483/487 |

Our classification | Married state (compared to non-married states), code M02aa |

Operationalization | 0 unmarried 1 married |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | r=+.23 p < .05 | |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Beta=+.22 | Beta controlled for: - resources only |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Beta=+.17 | Beta controlled for: - resources - assessments |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Beta=+.18 | Beta controlled for: - resources - comparisons |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Beta=-.16 | Beta controlled for: - resources - assessments - comparisons Resources: - race - sex - age - income - education - house ownership - number of children - number of household members Assessments: satisfaction with: - standard of living - leisure time - housing, health - education - community - government Comparisons: - perception of being happier than others - perceived financial improvement in the past few years. |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa | Selfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl