Correlational finding on Happiness and Current status: retired or not
Subject code: R12ab

StudyFeller et al. (2013): study DE 1994
TitleLife Satisfaction and Risk of Chronic Diseases in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition {EPIC)-Germany.
SourcePLoS ONE 8(8): e73462
URLhttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0073462
DOIdoi:10.1371/joumal.pone.0073462
Public35-65 aged, general population, Germany, followed 4 years1994-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =48976

Correlate
Author's labelOccupation
Page in Source 4
Our classificationCurrent status: retired or not, code R12ab
Operationalization
a fulltime working (reference)
b parttime working 
c retired 
d unemployed/homemaker/maternity leave

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-g-sq-v-4-bD%=+
- Fulltime working:                    %
  Very satisfied                       54    
  Rather satisfied                     58
  Unsatisfied                          47

- Parttime working: 
  Very satisfied                       18   
  Rather satisfied                     15
  Unsatisfied                          14
                  
- Retired 
  Very satisfied                       16   
  Rather satisfied                     16
  Unsatisfied                          16
                 
- Unemployed/homemaker/maternity leave 
  Very satisfied                       12
  Rather satisfied                     12
  Unsatisfied                          22


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-g-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question:

Please tell me how satisfied you are with your life overall. Would you say that you are..
4 very satisfied
3 mostly satisfied
2 mostly dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied
- don't know


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl