Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Contentment and happiness

StudySimoes et al. (2009): study PT 2001
TitlePersonal and Social Features in Adolescent's Health.
SourceFreire, T.;Ed.: "Understanding Positive Life Research and Practice on Positive Psychology", Climepsi, 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, 105 - 116
PublicAdolescents, Portugal, 2001-02
SampleProbability cluster sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =6109

Correlate
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in Source 108,112
Our classificationContentment and happiness
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder 
'10' represents the best possible life for you and the 
bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In 
general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at 
the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best 
describes where you stand
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eBeta=+.25 p < .05
Beta controlled for:
- family
- family affluence
- friends
- psychological symptoms
- school
- class mates
- body satisfaction
- happiness
- teachers
- physical symptoms
- food intake
- physical activity
- risk behaviours
- social competency


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eSelfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BetaSTANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl