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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
ContactsF03ab02Contacts with relatives
ContactsF06acCurrent contacts with friends, also classified as above ↑
ContactsL17ab01cSocial contacts in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Ethnic statusE04ab03dEthnic status in Canada
Frequency of attending religious servicesR12ad02Participation in church
Gender: maleG01aaSex (male vs female)
ImmigrantM07aa01Ever migrated or not
Importance of religionR12af01Concern about religion
Job satisfaction, with income effect subtractedW05ad02dSatisfaction with work itself
Living in non-tracted areaL13abCurrent local geographical conditions
Living in non-tracted areaR03ab04Population density in region, also classified as above ↑
Living in non-tracted areaR01ab06Region in Canada, also classified as above ↑
Log of average household income in census tractL12ab05cIncome level in vinicity
Log of total household incomeI01ab03Household income
Marital statusM02aa07Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa04Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Mastery scale, with income effect subtractedP05bpInner locus of control
Number of membershipsS07abCurrent organizational participation
Self-percieved health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health
TrustL17ac02Trust in local society
TrustP05diTrusting, also classified as above ↑