Correlational finding on Happiness and Current hassles
Subject code: D01ab

StudyStaats et al. (1995a): study US 1989
TitleUplifts, Hassles, and Quality of Life in Older Workers.
SourceSirgy, M.J.;Samli, A.C.;Eds.: "New Dimensions in Marketing Quality-of-Life Research", Quorum, 1995, Westport, USA, 117 - 135
Public50+aged full time employees, USA, 1989
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =160

Correlate
Author's labelWork conditions
Page in Source 123
Our classificationCurrent hassles, code D01ab
Operationalization
Self report on question about how much of a hassle or 
uplift each of the following events were today
a: Fellow workers
b: Clients/Customers
c: Supervisors
d: Nature of work 
e: Work load
f: Job security 
g: Meeting deadlines
h: Enough necessity money
i: Enough leisure money

Rated:
0: not at all
1
2
3: a great deal
Remarks
Questionnaire completed in the evening. Full text of 
questions is not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.13 ns
UPLIFTS
a: Fellow workers
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.09 ns
b: Clients/Customers
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.01 ns
c: Supervisors
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.22 p < .01
d: Nature of work
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.06 ns
e: Work load
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.24 p < .01
f: Job security
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.10 ns
g: Meeting deadlines
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.29 p < .001
h: Enough necessity money
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.32 p < .001
i: Enough leisure money
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.05 ns
HASSLES
a: Fellow workers
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.01 ns
b: Clients/Customers
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.06 ns
c: Supervisors
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.12 ns
e: Work load
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.10 ns
d: Nature of work
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.09 ns
f: Job security
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=+.03 ns
g: Meeting deadlines
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.30 p < .001
h: Enough necessity money
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-ar=-.26 p < .001
i: Enough leisure money


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-9-aSelf report on single question:

"Here you have ladder of nine rungs representing different conditions of life in which a person may possibly be. The top of the ladder '9' represents the best possible condition one may think of, and the bottom '1'represents the worst possible condition. On which rung do you think you stand with regard to your personal condition?"
9 best possible
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 worst possible

This question was followed by questions on the past (five years ago) and the future (five years from now).

Name: Cantril ladder rating (adjusted version)


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