Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: In the near future (up to 5 years)

StudyHalman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =12464

Correlate
Author's labelFuture satisfaction
Our classificationIn the near future (up to 5 years)
Operationalization
Direct question, rated on a 10 point scale (higher 
numbers indicating higher expected satisfaction): "How 
satisfied or dissatisfied you think you'll be 5 years 
from now?".

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.40
France
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.38
Great-Britain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.37
West Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.40
Italy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.37
Netherlands
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.38
Denmark
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.42
Belgium
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.32
Spain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.41
Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.58
Northern Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.38
EC

's controlled for: happiness(HAPP 1.1), 
affect(AFF 2.3); satisfaction with health,income 
and family life; age, income, education, marital 
status, having children, male sex, work; 
urbanisation, type of dwelling, own home, 
religiousness, social participation; uncertainty 
about future, expected negative changes in income; 
satisfaction 5 years in past; tolerance, 
loneliness, misantropy, hopeless about life and 
sense of control.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BetaSTANDARDIZED 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