Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Satisfaction with housing

StudyStokols et al. (1983): study US 1980
TitleResidential Mobility and Personal Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Environmental Psychology, 1983, Vol. 3, 5 - 19
PublicUniversity employees, California, USA, 1980
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =242

Correlate
Author's labelResidential congruence
Page in Source 9,12
Our classificationSatisfaction with housing
Operationalization
Index of 19 questions on satisfaction with current 
housing: 
a:  5 items on features of the dwelling
b: 14 items on neighborhood characteristics

Rated:
-2 very dissatisfied
;
+2 very satisfied

Respondents also rated the importance of each item on a 
5-point scale ranging from 'unimportant'  to ' very 
important' (1 to 5). For each item a satisfaction by 
importance product was computed. 

The sum of these products provided an overall measure 
for residential congruence.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-cDM=+ p < .001
F(1,235)=12.44


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-cSelfreport on single question:

How well do you feel these days? Is your current well-being....?
0 very low
1
2
3
4 very high


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