Findings on happiness in Helliwell & Huang (2010): study CA 2003

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, ,2003
Survey nameCN-GSS 2003
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =9949
Non ResponseNot available
 Not reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf rating on single question: Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale .. Your life as a whole right now 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
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
Ethnic statusshow  Ethnic status in Canada
Frequency of attending religious servicesshow  Participation in church
Gender: maleshow  Sex (male vs female)
Immigrantshow  Ever migrated or not
Importance of religionshow  Concern about religion
Job satisfaction, with income effect subtractedshow  Satisfaction with work itself
Living in non-tracted areashow  Current local geographical conditions
Living in non-tracted areashow  Population density in region, also classified as above ↑
Living in non-tracted areashow  Region in Canada, also classified as above ↑
Log of average household income in census tractshow  Income level in vinicity
Log of total household incomeshow  Household income
Marital statusshow  Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Mastery scale, with income effect subtractedshow  Inner locus of control
Number of membershipsshow  Current organizational participation
Self-percieved health statusshow  Self-perceived health
Trustshow  Trust in local society
Trustshow  Trusting, also classified as above ↑