Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Lethal accicidents in nation

StudyVeenhoven (2004b): study ZZ 1995
TitleVeiligheid en Geluk. (Safety and Happiness).
SourceMuller, E.R.; Ed.: "Veiligheid Studies over Inhoud, Organisatie en Maatregelen", Kluwer, 2004, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 153 - 185
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/8678
PublicAdults, general public, 65 nations, 1995 and 1997
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =90000

Correlate
Author's labelLlthal accidents
Page in Source 175
Our classificationLethal accicidents in nation
Operationalization
Medical registration of deathly accidents as percentage 
of total deaths
Remarks
United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1998, table 21

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-ar=-.53
AVERAGE happiness by lethal accidents in 43 
nations
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O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-ar=-.41
Happiness by lethal accidents in 43 nations 
controlled for wealth in nations
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Happiness by lethal accidents in 19 Western 
nations
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O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Happiness by lethal accidents in 12 East-European 
nations
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Happiness by lethal accidents in 12 Latin-American 
nations
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aSelfreport on single question:

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


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.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl