Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudySchulz et al. (1985): study AT 1984
TitleLebensqualität in Österreich. (Quality of Life in Austria).
SourceReport Institut für Soziologie der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Wien, 1985, Vienna, Austria
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1984
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =1776

Correlate
Author's labelDomain satisfactions_A
Page in Source 27,49
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Index of satisfaction during the last 
two weeks with:
1 Physical health
2 Standard of living
3 Partner
4 Selfrealisation
5 Social relations
6 Work (measured with positive items)
7 Work (measured with negative items)
8 Leisure time

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-c-mq-*-0-aR²=.31 p < .05
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.33 p < .05
All
            
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.29
- with partner, with work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.30
- with partner, without work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.40
- no partner, with work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.27
- no partner, without work
         
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- Age <25
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.28
- Age 26-40
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.31
- Age 41-59
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²= ns
- Age > 60
 
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.32
- < 6.000 income Austrian shill./month
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.34
- 6.000-10.000
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.22
- 10.000-16.000
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- > 16.000
          
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.31
- monotonous work
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.26
- some selfcontrol
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aR²=.49
- much selfcontrol


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-AO-c-mq-*-0-aSelfreport on 4 questions:

A For the past five years, how much have you accomplished of what you planned in your life?
1 completely failed
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely accomplished
B How much are you satisfied with your life as a whole these days?
1 completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely satisfied
C How much do you enjoy your life these days?
3 a great deal
2 a fair amount
1 not very much
D How happy have you been for the past five years?
1 completely unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 completely happy

Summation: % positive answers

Response options A, D and C not reported in full detail
O-Sum-c-mq-v-5-aSelfreport on 3 questions:

A When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are....?
5 very happy
4 fairly happy
3 rather happy than unhappy
2 rather unhappy than happy
1 very unhappy
- DK/NA

B When you consider your present life as-a-whole, would you say you are.....?
5 very satisfied
4 fairly satisfied
3 rather satisfied than dissatisfied
2 rather dissatisfied than satisfied
1 fairly dissatisfied
- DK/NA

C How do you feel right now? Is your well-being.....?
5 very high
4 high
3 moderate
2 rather low
1 very low
- DK/NA

Summation: The summed scores were divided in three strata: low, medium and high quality of life


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

Meaning:
R² = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
R² = 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