Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Socio-demographic factors only

StudyAjrouch (2007): study US Detroit 2001
TitleResources and Well-being among Arab-American elders
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, (2007), 22: 167-182
DOIdoi: 10/1007/10823-006-9033-z
Public56+aged, Arab-Americans, USA, 2001-2002
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =101

Correlate
Author's labelTotal Variants
Page in Source 177
Our classificationSocio-demographic factors only
Operationalization
a: gender
b: age
c: immigrant
d: education
e: income
f: bilingual
g: English
h: nerves-child
j: demands-child
k: nerves-spouse
l: demands-spouse

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gRČ=.10 p < .01
a+b+c
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gRČ=.14 p < .01
a+b+c+d+e
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gRČ=.09 p < .05
a+b+c+f+g
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gRČ=.09 p < .05
a+b+c+i+j
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gRČ=.13 p < .05
a+b+c+k+l


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-gSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
7 completely satisfied
6 quite satisfied
5 somewhat satisfied
4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3 somewhat dissatisfied
2 quite dissatisfied
1 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl