Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Full-time home maker

StudyVanOotegem & Verhofstadt (2015): study BE Flanders 2011
TitlePerceived Capabilities as an Aggregated Indicatorfor Well-Being.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol.10, 615 - 629.
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1/fulltext.html
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1
PublicGeneral public, Flanders, Belgium, 2011+ 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =2990

Correlate
Author's labelSocio-economic positions
Page in Source 620
Our classificationFull-time home maker
Operationalization
1 full time employed
0 other
   a: part-time employed
   b: unemployed
   c:  not in labour force
        ca: incapable to work
        cb: pensioner
        cd: student
        ce: homemaker
Observed distributionN = 1: 1148, 0a: 452, 0b: 122, 0ca: 104, 0cb: 731, 0cc: 237, 0cd: 196

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-hDM=+/-
                            Difference with
                            full-time workers
Working full-time M = 7,49
  
Working part-time M = 7,34  -0,15
Unemployed        M = 6,75  -0,74
Incapable to work M = 6,49  -1,00

Pensioner         M = 7,39  -0,10
Student           M = 7,46  -0,03
Homemaker         M = 7,31  -0,18


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-hSelf-report on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 very unsatisfied


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