Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Community size

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 labelurbanisation
Page in Source 1
Our classificationCommunity size
Operationalization
1: not urbanized
2: not much
3: moderately
4: strongly
5: very strongly urbanized

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aDM=-
not urbanized   M = 4,11 CI95 [4,09-4,11]
not much        M = 4,10 CI95 [4,08-4,12]
moderately      M = 4,09 CI95 [4,07-4,11]
strongly        M = 4,04 CI95 [4,02-4,06]
very strongly   M = 3,96 CI95 [3,93-3,99]
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aBMCT= p < .05
5 < 4 < 1,2,3
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bDM=+
not urbanized   M = 3,23 CI95 [3,19-3,27]
not much        M = 3,32 CI95 [3,30-3,34]
moderately      M = 3,37 CI95 [3,34-3,39]
strongly        M = 3,42 CI95 [3,39-3,44]
very strongly   M = 3,46 CI95 [3,37-3,43]
O-SLW-c-sq-n-5-bBMCT= p < .05
5 < 4,3 < 1,2


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
BMCTBONFERRONI's MULTIPLE COMPARISON TEST
Type: statistical procedure

Measurement level: Correlate: nominal, Happiness: metric

Meaning: if the correlate is measured at c levels, the c mean happiness values can be ranked from low to high. A multiple comparison procedure judges for each of the c(c-1) pairs whether or not they differ significantly. A convenient way to represent the results is by ranking the c means and by underlining them in such a way that means which have a common underlining do NOT differ significantly.

When added by us, this test is performed at the 95% confidence level for all the differences together.
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