Study | Nettle (2005b): study GB 2000 |

Title | Socio-Economic Status and Subjective Well-Being. |

Source | Paper 2005, New Castle University, UK. |

URL | https://worlddatabaseofhappiness-archive.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/nettle_d_2005.pdf |

Public | 18+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 2000 |

Sample | Non-probability purposive sample |

Non-Response | not reported |

Respondents N = | 11419 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Personal control |

Page in Source | 6,11 |

Our classification | Inner locus of control |

Operationalization | Self-report on 3 questions A.0: I never seem to get what I want out of life 1: I usually get what I want B.1: I usually have a free choice and control in life 0: Whatever I do has no real effect C.1: I ussually run my life more or less as I want to 0: I usually find problems too much Sum of 3 responses and varies from: 0: lowest, feeling of no control at all 3: highest, feeling usually in control and able to get what one wants |

Remarks | N=11221 |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-V-h-sq-n-11-a | r=+.48 p < .001 | |

O-V-h-sq-n-11-a | Beta=+.44 p < .05 | Beta's controlled for: - Socio-economic status - Income |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-V-h-sq-n-11-a | Selfreport on single question: Overall, how do you feel your life has turned out so far? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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