Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with marriage
Subject code: M03ac03

StudyInoguchi & Fujii (2013): study MN 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), Mongolia, 2003-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =536

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with life domains
Page in Source 33,36-37,101,111-112
Our classificationSatisfaction with marriage, code M03ac03
Operationalization
Selfreport on single questions:" Please tell me how 
satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the following 
aspects of your life.."
A Individual level materialist sphere
    Aa housing
    Ab standard of living
    Ac household income
    Ad health
    Ae education
    Af  job
B Individual level post-materialist sphere
    Ba friendships
    Bb marriage
    Bc  neighbors
    Bd  family life
    Be leisure
    Bf  spiritual life
C Public sphere
    Ca public safety
    Cb condition of environment
    Cc social welfare system
    Cd democratic system

5 very satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.36 p < .01
Aa: Satisfaction with housing
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.05 ns
Ca: Satisfaction with public safety
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.38 p < .01
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.65 p < .01
Ab: Satisfaction with standard of living
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.33 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ac: Satisfaction with household income
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.31 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.32 p < .01
Ad: Satisfaction with health
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.24 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ae: Satisfaction with education
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.13 ns
Af: Satisfaction with job
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.13 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Ba: Satisfaction with friendships
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.10 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.16 ns
Bb: Satisfaction with marriage
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.18 ns
Bc: Satisfaction with neighbors
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.18 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.35 p < .01
Bd: Satisfaction with family life
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.21 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.07 ns
Be: Satisfaction with leisure
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.01 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.04 ns
Cb: Satisfaction with condition of environment
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=+.08 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.02 ns
Cc: Satisfaction with social welfare system
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.07 ns
- marrieds only
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.06 ns
Cd: Satisfaction with democratic system
- all
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mbOLRC=-.04 ns
- 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
OLRCORDERED LOGIT REGRESSION COEFFICIENT
Statistic: Ordered logit regression coefficient
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: ordered responses
Theoretical range: unlimited

OLRC > 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a higher probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a lower probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable.

OLRC< 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a lower probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a higher probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable.

OLRC = 0 No relationship between the independent and dependent variable..

Remarks:
The interpretation for the intermediate categories of the dependent variable are ambiguous. It is advised to use marginal effects.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl