Correlational finding on Happiness and Parents education
Subject code: F01ag01

StudyGlenn & Weaver (1981): study US 1973 /1
TitleEducation's Effects on Psychological Well-Being.
SourcePublic Opinion Quarterly, 1981, Vol. 45, 22 - 39
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2748316
Public25-54 aged, general public, ,USA, 1973-1978
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3350

Correlate
Author's labelMother's education
Page in Source 34
Our classificationParents education, code F01ag01
Operationalization
Mother's years of school completed 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaBeta=+
white men: =+.01, white women: =+.01      
black men: =-.07, black women: =+.01
 controlled for father's years of school and 
occupational prestige, number of siblings, size of 
community of origin, age, family income, 
occupational prestige for men, and work status
for women, marital status, frequency of attendance 
at religious services, and presence-
absence of children in each of three age ranges 
(0-5, 6-12, 13-17).


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaSelfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Beta STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl