Study | Martin & Lichter (1983): study US Michigan 1973 |

Title | Geographic Mobility and Satisfaction with Life and Work. |

Source | Social Science Quarterly, 1983, Vol. 64, 524 - 534 |

Public | 16+ aged, employees, Michigan/US, followed 4 years, 1973-1977 |

Sample | Probability sample (unspecified) |

Non-Response | (43%) |

Respondents N = | 827 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Migration |

Page in Source | 529, 531 |

Our classification | Earlier residential mobility |

Operationalization | 1: Movers (moved between T1 and T2) 0: Non-movers (not moved between T1 and T2) |

Remarks | T1:1973; T2:1977 |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d | DM=+ ns | T1: 1973 T2:1977 Diff. Movers: 3.58 3.34 -.24 Non-movers: 3.50 3.27 -.23 difference: +.08 +.07 |

O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d | Beta=+.02 ns | T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 moving, controlling T1 happiness. Beta addtionally controlled for: - T1 income - T1 age - T1 education - T1-T2 change in perceived intrinsic job rewards - T1-T2 change in perceived extrinsic job rewards |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-Sum-c-mq-v-7-d | Self-report on 2 questions: A) Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are: 1: not too happy 2: pretty happy 3: very happy B) In general, how satisfying do you find the ways you're spending your life these days? Would you call it: 1: not very satisfying 2: pretty satisfying 3: very satisfying Computation: A+B |

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. |

DM | DIFFERENCE 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. |

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

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl