Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Full-time home maker

StudyCBS (2004): study NL 2002
TitleWaardering Leefsituatie, 2002 . (Appreciation Living Condition 2002.)
SourceCentral Bureau for Statistics (CBS), 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttp://statline.cbs.nl
Public12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2002
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =37482

Correlate
Author's labelOccupation
Page in Source 1
Our classificationFull-time home maker
Operationalization
a: higher management
b: further white collar
c: small business
d: skilled blue collar
e: unskilled manual
f: unemployed
g: in education
h: unfit for labor
i: pre-retired, retired
j: homemaker (with children)
k: other

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aDM=
higher management    M = 4,20 CI95 [4,18-4,22]
further white collar M = 4,15 CI95 [4,13-4,17]
small business       M = 4,16 CI95 [4,12-4,20]
skilled manual       M = 4,15 CI95 [4,12-4,18]
unskilled manual     M = 4,01 CI95 [3,98-4,04] 
unemployed           M = 3,86 CI95 [3,97-3,94]
in education         M = 4,11 CI95 [4,08-4,14]
unfit for labor      M = 3,65 CI95 [3,59-3,71]
retired              M = 4,07 CI95 [4,02-4,13]
homemaker            M = 4,07 CI95 [4,02-4,12]
other                M = 3,95 CI95 [3,91-3,99]
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aBMCT=
a,c,d>f,g,h.i.j>e>k>f>h
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bDMt=
higher management    M = 3,51 CI95 [3,49-3,54]
further white collar M = 3,44 CI95 [3,40-3,47]
small business       M = 3,43 CI95 [3,36-3,50]
skilled manual       M = 3,43 CI95 [3,38-3,47]
unskilled manual     M = 3,27 CI95 [3,38-3,47] 
unemployed           M = 2,83 CI95 [2,74-2,93]
in education         M = 3,44 CI95 [3,40-3,49]
unfit for labor      M = 2,66 CI95 [2,59-2,73]
retired              M = 3,50 CI95 [3,42-3,57]
homemaker            M = 3,28 CI95 [3,21-3,34]
other                M = 3,21 CI95 [3,16-3,26]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bBMCT= p < .05
a,i,g > b,d,e,h,j,f,k
a,b,c,d,g,i > e,k > f > h


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not very happy
1 unhappy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bSelfreport on single question:

When you consider your life-as-a-whole, are you..........?
0 quite dissatisfied
1
2
3
4 very satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BMCTBONFERRONI's MULTIPLE COMPARISON TEST
Type: statistical procedure

Measurement level: Correlate: nominal, Happiness: metric

Meaning: if the correlate is measured at c levels, the c mean happiness values can be ranked from low to high. A multiple comparison procedure judges for each of the c(c-1) pairs whether or not they differ significantly. A convenient way to represent the results is by ranking the c means and by underlining them in such a way that means which have a common underlining do NOT differ significantly.

When added by us, this test is performed at the 95% confidence level for all the differences together.
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
DMtDIFFERENCE of MEANS AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: [-10; +10]

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness (happiness measured at a 0-10 rating scale) between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl