Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Value climate in the nation

StudyVeenhoven (2002): study ZZ 1990
TitleBevrijde Sexualiteit. (Liberated Sexuality).
SourceDe Psycholoog, Juli/Augustus 2002, Vol. 42, 377 - 382
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/8749
PublicAdults, general public, 42 nations, 1990
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =50000

Correlate
Author's labelSexual freedom
Page in Source 380, 382
Our classificationValue climate in the nation
Operationalization
Public acceptance of homosexuality indicated by 
response to survey question:
Please ell me for each of the following statements 
whether you think it can always be justified, never be 
justified, or something in between. "Homosexuality"
1 never justifiable  10 always justifiable.
Remarks
Data: WVS (World Value Surveys Cumulative file 6160, 
ICPRS, Ann Arbor Michagan)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-ar=+.72
Happy Life Years by Acceptatance of homosexuality 
in 42 nations
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Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-arpc=+.38
rpc controlled for buying power per capita


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-aHappy Life Years

Life-expectancy in nations multiplied by 0-1 average happiness as assessed with survey questions type O-HL


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
rpcPARTIAL CORRELATION COEFFICIENT
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning: a partial correlation between happiness and one of the correlates is that correlation, which remains after accounting for the contribution of the other influences, or some of them, to the total variability in the happiness scores.
Under that conditions
rpc > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating,
rpc < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating,
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl