Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: House owned or rented

StudyKusago (2007): study JP 1978
TitleRethinking of Economic Growth and Life Satisfaction in Post - WW 2 Japan - A Fresh Approach
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 79 - 102
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-0016-9
PublicGeneral public, Japan, 3 annual 1978-2002
SampleSampling not reported
Non-Response
Respondents N =18

Correlate
Author's labelHouse ownership
Page in Source Table 4
Our classificationHouse owned or rented
Operationalization
a. house owned (reference)
b. house private rent
c. house public rent
d. house subsidized
e. house others
Remarks
Signs were reversed by WDH team.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.23 p < .01
1978

House private rent (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.22 p < .01
House public rent  (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.02 ns
House subsidized   (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.29 p < .01
House others       (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.33 p < .01
1990

House private rent (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.31 p < .01
House public rent  (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=-.07 ns
House subsidized   (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.25 p < .05
House others       (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.12 p < .05
2002

House private rent (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.30 p < .01
House public rent  (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=-.11 ns
House subsidized   (vs house owned)
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eb=+.11 ns
House others       (vs house owned)

B's controlled for:
-age
-marital status
-gender
-employment status
-family income
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-eSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general?
5 satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 rather dissatisfied
1 dissatisfied
- don't know


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