Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: O-SL by M-AO

StudyGehmacher (1992b): study AT 1989
TitleCoping, Happiness and Ideology. Some Suggestions for the Application of Happiness Research in Politicological Research.
SourcePaper Presented at the International Conference "Towards the Good Society: Applying the Social Sciences", 1992, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Public16+ aged, general public, Austria, 1989
Sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =2000

Correlate
Author's labelLife-satisfaction
Page in Source 7
Our classificationO-SL by M-AO
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
Taking your life as a whole, are you 
1. very satisfied
2. quite satisfied
3. more satisfied than discontented
4. more disconted than satisfied
5. quite dissatisfied
Remarks
Happiness measure type O-SLW

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-dr=+.67
M-FH-c-sq-v-5-ar=+.49


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-c-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

How do you feel yourself at the time being? Is your present wellbeing.....?
5 very high
4 high
3 moderate
2 rather low
1 low
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-dSelfreport on single question:

Taking your life as a whole now, are you.....?
5 very happy
4 quite happy
3 more happy than unhappy
2 more unhappy than happy
1 quite unhappy


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