Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Attitudes to residential mobility

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 labelEnvironmental exploratory tendency
Page in Source 13
Our classificationAttitudes to residential mobility
Operationalization
Summed scores of 3 5-point Likert scales on 3 
dimensions of environmental exploratory tendency:
A Liking or disliking of moving to new places.
B Preference of exploring unfamiliar places or being in 
familiar surroundings.
C Comfortable or uncomfortable meeting new people.

Coded:
1 exploratory
0 non exploratory

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-cDM=+ ns


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