Findings on happiness in Helliwell & Huang (2010): study CA 2002

Author(s)Helliwell, J.F.; Huang, H.
TitleHow's the Job? Well-Being and Social Capital in the Workplace.
SourceILR Review, 2010, Vol 63. Canada
PublicWorkers, Canada, 2002-2003.
Survey nameCN- Equality, Security and Community survey
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =1862
Non ResponseNot reported
AssesmentNot available
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Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication210
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age groupshow  Current age (in years)
Average Household Income in Census Tractshow  Income level in vinicity
Contactsshow  Contacts with relatives
Contactsshow  Current contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
Contactsshow  Social contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Frequency of attending religious  Participation in church
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Importance of religionshow  Concern about religion
Job: Free of conflicting demandsshow  Demands in work
Job: Has enough timeshow  Time-pressure at work
Job: has variety of tasksshow  Variety of work
Job: Makes own decisionsshow  Self-direction at work
Job: Requires Skillshow  Challenge of work
Job: Requires Skillshow  Skill level of occupation, also classified as above ↑
Job: Trust in managementshow  Current trust
Job: Trust in managementshow  Leadership of boss, also classified as above ↑
Marital  Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital  Married state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital  Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Number of memberships or extent of activityshow  Current organizational participation
Other Family Member's Incomeshow  Other household member's income
Personal Incomeshow  Personal income
Self-Percieved Health Statusshow  Self-perceived health
Trustshow  Trust in local society
Trustshow  Trusting, also classified as above ↑