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 nameCA- 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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age groupA04abCurrent age (in years)
Average Household Income in Census TractL12ab05cIncome level in vinicity
ContactsF03ab02Contacts with relatives
ContactsF06acCurrent contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
ContactsL17ab01cSocial contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Frequency of attending religious services.R12ad02Participation in church
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Importance of religionR12af01Concern about religion
Job: Free of conflicting demandsW04ab03Demands in work
Job: Has enough timeW04ab20Time-pressure at work
Job: has variety of tasksW04ab21Variety of work
Job: Makes own decisionsW04ab15Self-direction at work
Job: Requires SkillW04ab01Challenge of work
Job: Requires SkillO01ac01bSkill level of occupation, also classified as above ↑
Job: Trust in managementT04abCurrent trust
Job: Trust in managementW04ab11cLeadership of boss, also classified as above ↑
Marital status.M02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital status.M02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital status.M02aa03Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital status.M02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital status.M02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Number of memberships or extent of activityS07abCurrent organizational participation
Other Family Member's IncomeI01ab02Other household member's income
Personal IncomeI01ab01Personal income
Self-Percieved Health StatusH14ab02Self-perceived health
TrustL17ac02Trust in local society
TrustP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑