Correlational finding on Happiness and Current occupation
Subject code: O01ab

StudyTiefenbach & Kohlbacher (2011): study JP 2011
TitleHappiness from the Viewpoint of Economics.
SourceDeutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
URLhttps://www.dijtokyo.org/publication/happiness-from-the-viewpoint-of-economics-findings-from-recent-survey-data-in-japan/
Public15 -79 aged, Japan, 2011
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response28,4%
Respondents N =3578

Correlate
Author's labelJob
Page in Source 7
Our classificationCurrent occupation, code O01ab
Operationalization
a: Company Employee
b: Managing Position
c: Civil Servant
d: Directorial Board (company)
e. Directorial Board (organisation)
f.  Entrepreneur
g. Temporary employee
h. Housewife
i. Student
j. Without work
Observed distributionN=3569; etc.
Remarks
N/A = 9.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-fDM=+/-
a: Company Employee   M = 6,37
b: Managing Position  M = 6,89
c: Civil Servant      M = 7,11
d: Directorial Board  M = 6,84
   (company)
e. Directorial Board  M = 6,62
   (organisation)
f. Entrepreneur       M = 6,17
g. Temporary employee M = 6,19
h. Housewife          M = 7,02
i. Student            M = 6,86
j. Without work       M = 6,01


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

How happy are you currently?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

Labeling of scale ends not reported


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