Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Sex (male vs female)

StudyCBS (2004): study NL 2002
TitleWaardering Leefsituatie, 2002 . (Appreciation Living Condition 2002.)
SourceCentral Bureau for Statistics (CBS), 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttp://statline.cbs.nl
Public12+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 2002
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =37482

Correlate
Author's labelgender
Our classificationSex (male vs female)
Operationalization
0 females
1 males

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aDMt=+ p < .05
females:    Mt = 7,65  CI95 [7,62-7,68]
males  :    Mt = 7,73  CI95 [7,70-7,76]
difference  Mt = 0,08  CI95 [0,06-0,09]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bDMt=- p < .05
females:    Mt = 5,88  C195 [5,93-5,84] 
males  :    Mt = 5,83  C195 [5,87-5,78]
Difference  Mt = 0,06  CI95 [0,04-0,08]


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not very happy
1 unhappy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bSelfreport on single question:

When you consider your life-as-a-whole, are you..........?
0 quite dissatisfied
1
2
3
4 very satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMtDIFFERENCE of MEANS AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: [-10; +10]

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness (happiness measured at a 0-10 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