Correlational finding on Happiness and 'Objective' socio-economic status
Subject code: S09ab01

StudyBowen & Orthner (1986): study US 1981
TitleSingle Parents in the U.S. Airforce.
SourceFamily Relations, 1986, Vol. 35, 45 - 52
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/584281
PublicSingle parents, Airforce, USA, 1981
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response20%
Respondents N =157

Correlate
Author's labelmilitary rank
Page in Source 47
Our classification'Objective' socio-economic status, code S09ab01
Operationalization
1 enlisted (soldier)
2 officer
Observed distributionenlisted: 80% officers: 20%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-cD%=+
% very satisfied:
1 enlisted 9
2 officers 30


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-cSelfreport on single question:

".....satisfaction with life in general....."
( Full question not reported )
5 very satisfied
4 satisfied
3 mixed feelings
2 dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied


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