Correlational finding on Happiness and Educational values
Subject code: V02ab06

StudyCasas et al. (2003): study ES Cataluna 1999
TitleStrategies to Achieve Goals Related to TV or Computer Activities: Their Correlates with Adolescents' Well-Being.
SourcePaper, 5th Conference of the International Society for Quality - of - Life Studies, July 2003, Frankfurt, Germany
URLhttp://www.childresearch.net/RESOURCE/RESEARCH/2005/CASAS.PDF
Public12-16 aged, secondary schools pupils, Catalunya, Spain, 1999
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =968

Correlate
Author's labelValues
Page in Source 5,11
Our classificationEducational values, code V02ab06
Operationalization
Self resport on question: To what extend would you like 
to be appreciated for ..... when you become 21 years 
old:
a intelligence
b technological skills
c social skills
d computer knowledge
e profession value
f family value
g sensitivity
h sympathy
i money
j power
k knowledge of the world
l own image

Rated
1 not at all
2 little
3 medium
4 much
5 very much
Observed distributionThe variables are dimensions extracted from a scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-ar= ns
Materialistic
(money, power, own image)
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-ar=+.15
Capacities and knowledge
(intelligence, technical skills, computer 
knowledge, profession value, knowledge of the 
world)
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-ar=+.10
Interpersonal relations
(social skills, family value, sensitivity, 
sympathy)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SL?-?-sq-?-5-aSelfreport on single question:

"........life-satisfaction........."
(Full text not reported)
1 -
2
3
4
5 +
(Response options: not reported)


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