Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Socio-demographic + environmental factors

StudyMastekaasa & Moum (1984): study NO 1981
TitleThe Perceived Quality of Life in Norway: Regional Variations and Contextual Effects.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 14, 385 - 419
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00300450
PublicAdults, general public, Norway, 1981
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1521

Correlate
Author's labelJoint effects
Page in Source 411
Our classificationSocio-demographic + environmental factors
Operationalization
Personal characteristics:
- education
- income  
- age 
- sex
- household size
- number of friends
- occupationally active
- marital status
- degree of urbanization

County characteristics:
- economic prosperity 
- traditionalism

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-4-aRČ=+.02 ns
O-SLW-?-sq-v-4-aRČ=.05
1,1% increment in variance explained when county 
characteristics are entered after personal 
characteristics.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-?-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

".......satisfaction with life-as-a-whole......"
(Full question not reported.)
1 very dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
3 very satisfied
4 extremely satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl