Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic factors only
Subject code: S15ab01

StudyHoogendoorn (2017): study NL 2013
TitleSomewhat happily unemployed? A Comparison of the Feelings and Time-Use Reported by the Employed and Unemployed Respondents Participating in a Dutch DRM Survey
SourceMSc thesis, 2017, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Public15-64 aged, users selfhelp website, Netherlands, 2013
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Non-Response
Respondents N =1869

Correlate
Author's labelCombined effects
Page in Source 18
Our classificationSocio-demographic factors only, code S15ab01
Operationalization
a unemployment
b gender
c age
d education
e family situation
f  family income

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-APA-yd-mqr-fn-11-aRČ=+.01 ns
a+b+c+d
A-APA-yd-mqr-fn-11-aRČ=+.04 ns
a+b+c+d+e
A-APA-yd-mqr-fn-11-aRČ=+.05 ns
a+b+c+d+e+f


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-APA-yd-mqr-fn-11-aSelfreport on a) activities of the previous day and b) how one had felt during these activities (DRM)

How did you feel during that activity?
10 happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 unhappy
All numbers presented with faces

Computation: Average happiness over all activitie/time


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl