Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Sexual promiscuity

StudyBergman (2009): study NL 2006
TitleKinsey Revisited: Relatie tussen Seksualiteit en Geluk.(Kinsey Revisited: Relation between Sexuality and Happiness.)
SourceBachelor Thesis, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Sociology, 2009, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Public19-69 aged heterosexuals, the Netherlands, 2006.
SampleProbability cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2591

Correlate
Author's labelnumber of sexual partners
Page in Source 19
Our classificationSexual promiscuity
Operationalization
Number of sexual partners in past 6 months.
0: 0
1: 1
2: 2
3: 3-5
4: 6-20
5: 21-50
6: 100+
Observed distributionsingles 0: 15,4%, 1: 6,9%, 2: 4,3%, 3: 3,6%, 4: 1 ,3%, 5: 0,2%, 6: 0,1% marrieds 0: 4,2%, 1: 60,1%, 2: 2,6% 3: 0,9%, 4: 0,3%, 5: 0,1%, 6: 0,0%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-ars=+.10 p < .01
single persons
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-ars=+.05 p < .05
married persons


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-aSelfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6 all of the time
5 most of the time
4 a good bit of the time
3 some of the time
2 a little of the time
1 none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rsSPEARMAN'S RANK CORRELATION COEFFICIENT
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happiness: ordinal.
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
rs = 0 « no rank correlation
rs = 1 « perfect rank correlation, where high correlate values are associated with high happiness ratings
rs =-1 « perfect rank correlation, where high correlate values are associated with low happiness ratings
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl