Correlational finding on Happiness and Current socio-economic status
Subject code: S09ab

StudyFernandez Ballesteros (1998): study ES 1993
TitleQuality of Life: The Differential Conditions.
SourcePsychology in Spain, 1998, Vol. 2, 57 - 65
URLhttp://www.psychologyinspain.com/content/reprints/1998/7.htm
Public65+ aged, Spain, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1014

Correlate
Author's labelSocial class
Page in Source 63
Our classificationCurrent socio-economic status , code S09ab
Operationalization
Score based on income and (earlier???) professional 
status
4: upper-middle class
3: middle class
2: lower-middle class
1: low class
Observed distributionN = 4: 68; 3: 216; 2: 265; 1: 184
Remarks
Housewives not included (N = 275)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-aDM=+ s
Lower-middle and lower class (compared to other 
classes) presented significantly lower scores in 
life satisfaction


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-c-sq-*-0-aSelfreport on single question:

".....satisfaction with life ....."
Full question not reported

Response options: not reported


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
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.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl