Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Socio-demographic + health + life goals + personality

StudyHeadey (2008): study DE 1990
TitleLife Goals Matter to Happiness: A Revision of Set-Point Theory.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 86, 213 - 231
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-007-9138-y
Public16+ aged, general public, Germany, 1990-2004
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =3553

Correlate
Author's labelEffect of current priorities & conditions
Page in Source 222
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + life goals + personality
Operationalization
a: current priorities at T3 for life goals
b: gender
c: age (T3)
d: extraversion (2005)
e: neuroticism (2005)
f: internal locus of control (2005)
g: having a partner (T3)
h: years of education (T3)
i: disposable household income (T3)
j: health disability (T3)
Remarks
T1: 1990, T2: 1995, T3: 2004

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=15,8
T3 LEVEL of happiness
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dRaČ=27,7
T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness (14 year lag);
Variable a replaced by average priorities at T 
1,2,3 for life goals.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 totally unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
RaČADJUSTED COEFFICIENT OF MULTIPLE CORRELATION
Type: descriptive statistic only
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0 ; 1]

Meaning:
Ra = 0 « not any association
Ra = 1 « strongest possible association
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl