Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Ever migrated or not

StudyVeenhoven (1994c): study XZ Germany West 1984
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 101 - 160
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/16155
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078732
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1984
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =1569

Correlate
Author's labelCountry of settlement vs county of origin
Page in Source 143
Our classificationEver migrated or not
Operationalization
0 general population
1 immigrants

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dDMt=
General population   Mt = 7.4
Migrants from
 - Greece            Mt = 7.1
 - Italy             Mt = 7.6
 - Spain             Mt = 8.2
 - Turkey            Mt = 6.9
 - Yugoslavia        Mt = 7.8


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
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