Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: A-CA by A-CA

StudyHinton (1979): study GB 1978
TitleComparison of Places and Policies for Terminal Care.
SourceThe Lancet, 1979, 6 January, 29 - 32
PublicEnd stage cancer patients, UK,1978
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response2%
Respondents N =80

Correlate
Author's labelMood assessments
Page in Source 30
Our classificationA-CA by A-CA
Operationalization
Rating of patients mood by:
A: Interviewer on the basis of a bedside open interview
B: Nurse
C: Spouce

All ratings expressed on scale
1  depressed
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9  elated
Observed distributionInterviewer rating - depressed 6% - sad 39% - average 26% - cheerful 9% - elated 0% Spouce rating of patient -depressed 7% -sad 37% -average 20% -cheerful 16% -elated 0% Nurse rating of patient -depressed 9% -sad 24% -average 31% -cheerful 16% -elated 0%
Remarks
Ratings collapsed to 5 categories

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-ASA-cm-fi-n-9-ar=+.65
patient - spouce
A-ASA-cm-fi-n-9-ar=+.59
patient- nurse
A-ASA-cm-rdf-n-9-ar=+.45
spouce - nurse


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-ASA-cm-fi-n-9-aInterviewer rating based on open interview

1 depressed
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 elated
A-ASA-cm-rdf-n-9-aRating by spouce

1 depressed
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 elated


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