Correlational finding on Happiness and Challenge of work
Subject code: W04ab02

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 is Stressful
Page in Source 224-225,234
Our classificationChallenge of work, code W04ab02
Operationalization
Self-reported on single question that is your job 
stressful ?
1. Yes
0. No

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-er=-.10 p < .1
Self-reported: (N=356)
M-FH-g-sq-v-3-er=-.02 ns
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