Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: House owned or rented

StudyRossi & Weber (1996): study US 1988
TitleThe Social Benefits of Homeownership: Empirical Evidence from National Surveys.
SourceHousing Policy Debate, 1996, Vol. 7, 1- 35
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1988
SampleProbability area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =13000

Correlate
Author's labelHomeownership
Page in Source 14
Our classificationHouse owned or rented
Operationalization
0: renter
1: owner

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-bb=+.27 s
B controlled for:
- age
- socioeconomic status


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-n-7-bSelfreport on single question:

Next are some questions about how you see yourself and your life. Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days?
1 very unhappy
2
3
4
5
6
7 very happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl