Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Telephone

StudyInoguchi & Fujii (2013): study PK 2003
TitleThe Quality of Life in Asia. A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia
SourceSpringer, 2013, Dordrecht, Netherlands
URLhttps://books.google.nl/books?hl=nl&lr=&id=Hy69XDD2zooC&oi=fnd&pg=PR5&dq=inoguchi+%2B+The+Quality+of+Life+in+Asia&ots=rtiFUZCZPJ&sig=gD8EwuaC44rBzLvEB0TnThKoJOk#v=onepage&q=inoguchi%20%2B%20The%20Quality%20of%20Life%20in%20Asia&f=false
DOIdoi:10.1007/978-90-481-9072-0
PublicWorking aged (20-69), Pakistan, 2003-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =630

Correlate
Author's labelMobile phone
Page in Source 103,111-112
Our classificationTelephone
Operationalization
Seldreport on single question: " How often do you read 
or write messages by mobile phone?"

5 almost every day
4 several times a week
3 several times a month
2 seldom
1 never

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=na
All
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=na
Marrieds only

OLRC's controlled for:
- INDIVIDUAL characteristics:
  - Satisfaction with other life domains
  - Access to public services:
    - water supply
    - electricity
    - piped gas
  - lifestyle characteristics:
    - religion
    - living internationally
    - English ability
    - homeownership
    - number of family members
    - relative standard of living
    - no right to vote
  - Socioeconomic status:
    - gender
    - marital status
    - age
    - income
    - educational attainment


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5 very happy
4 quite happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not too happy
1 very unhappy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
OLRCOLRC: Regression coefficient in ordered categorical logistic regression.
Only the sign of the computed coefficient is informative.

Happiness is an ordered categorical variable. Higher categories correspond to being happier.

OLRC < 0 indicates that the odds of being beyond a chosen happiness category-to- be-ing at or below that category decreases when

1) the corresponding metric correlate increases
2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category.

OLRC > 0 indicates an increase in the odds for both the above cases.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl