Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Living with children

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 labelhousehold
Page in Source 2
Our classificationLiving with children
Operationalization
a: one person household
b: one-parent family
c: couple without children
d: couple with children

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aDMt=
one person           M = 3,79 CI95 [3,76-3,82] 
one-parent hh        M = 3,76 CI95 [3,71-3,81]
couple no children   M = 4,16 CI95 [4,15-4,18]
couple with children M = 4,16 CI95 [4,15-4,17]
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aBMCT= p < .05
a,b < c,d
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bDMt=
one person           M = 3,43 CI95 [3,41-3,45] 
one-parent hh        M = 3,44 CI95 [3,40-3,48]
couple no children   M = 3,63 CI95 [3,61-3,63]
couple with children M = 3,63 CI95 [3,61-3,64]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bBMCT=
a,b < c,d


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.
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