Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with work itself
Subject code: W05ad02d

StudyAndersson (2008): study SE 1991
TitleHappiness and Health: Well-Being among the Self-Employed.
SourceThe Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 37, 213 - 236
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.socec.2007.03.003
Public18+aged, working people, Sweden, followed 9 years, 1991-2000
SampleSelection from probability samples
Non-Response
Respondents N =1998

Correlate
Author's labelJob Satisfaction
Page in Source 224-225,234
Our classificationSatisfaction with work itself, code W05ad02d
Operationalization
Self-reported on single question that in general, how 
satisfied are you with your present job?
1. Very satisfied
2. Fairly satisfied 
3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4. Fairly dissatisfied
5. Very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-er=+.33 p < .1
Self-employed: (N=356)
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-er=+.23 p < .1
Wage-earners:  (N=640)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-eSelfreport on single question:

Do you generally feel that your life is a source of personal satisfaction?
1 no, never
2 yes, sometimes
3 yes, most of the time


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-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.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl