Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Quality of current dwelling

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 quality
Page in Source 9,14
Our classificationQuality of current dwelling
Operationalization
A: Self-perceived current residential quality in 
relation to residential options (whether resp. believed 
atractive alternative environments were realistic 
available to them).
B: Residential congruence in relation to options to 
residential options (whether resp. believed atractive 
alternative environments were realistic available to 
them).

Coded:
1 high
0 low

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-c-sq-v-5-cDM= p < .05
Split-up by options to move:
Low                M (happiness)     SD
 - No options      3.32              1.11
 - Options         4.09              1.15
High
 - No options      3.79              1.03


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