Correlational finding on Happiness and Migration of parents
Subject code: F01af01k

StudyOECD (2017): study IE 2015
TitlePISA 2015 Results. Students' Well-Being. Volume III.
SourceOECD Publishing, 2017, Paris, France
URLhttp://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/pisa-2015-results-volume-iii_9789264273856-en
Public15-16 aged, secundary school students, Ireland, 2017
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =5741

Correlate
Author's labelMigrant background
Page in Source 247 + TableIII.3.2,p.278
Our classificationMigration of parents, code F01af01k
Operationalization
1 Non-immigrant : at least one of the parents born in 
country of interview
2  Second generation: born in country but  both parents 
born elsewhere
3  First-generation immigrant: born in another country
Remarks
1.Order reversed by WDH.-team and hence the sign of 
correlation.
2.Significance level refers to the comparison of first 
generation immigrants to non-immigrants. The level of 
significance of the other comparison is not reported.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=-
                                Mean   DM 
1 non-immigrants                7,36
2 second generation immigrants  6,55  -0.81   
3 first generation immigrants   7,15  -0,21(ns)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eSelfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life


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