Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Satisfaction with multiple domains of life

StudyBrenner (1975): study US Various places 1972
TitleEnjoyment as a Preventive of Depressive Affect.
SourceJournal of Community Psychology, 1975, Vol. 3, 346 - 357
DOIDOI: 10.1002/1520-6629
Public18+ aged, general public, country and big city, USA, 1972
Sample
Non-Response19% in Washington, and 25% in Kansas City.
Respondents N =2168

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with major life areas
Page in Source 354
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life
Operationalization
6-item index of closed questions on problems with 
housing, neighborhood, friends, occupation, marriage, 
and children, rated on 7-point scales. Unhappy with one 
or more / not unhappy with any / satisfied with all 6 
of these areas.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-bG=+.50 p < .001
Each satisfaction was significantly related (001) 
to enjoyment.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-bSelf report on single question:

"How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say.....?"
5 very often
4 fairly often
3 occasionally
2 rarely
1 never


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
GGOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMA
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
G = 0 no rank correlation
G = +1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.
G = -1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl