Correlational finding on Happiness and Characteristics of institution
Subject code: I02ad

StudyDenDraak (2010): study NL 2008
TitleOudere Tehuisbewoners Landelijk Overzicht van de Leefsituatie van Ouderen in Instellingen 2008/2009. ( Institutional Living of Older People National Survey of the Living Situation of Older People in Homes 2008/2009.)
SourceSocial Cultural Planning office (SCP), 2010, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttp://www.scp.nl/Publicaties/Alle_publicaties/Publicaties_2010/Oudere_tehuisbewoners
Public50+ aged, living in institution, Netherlands, 2008-2009
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1039

Correlate
Author's labelkind of institution
Page in Source 27
Our classificationCharacteristics of institution, code I02ad
Operationalization
a: care home: living independently in own appartment, 
limited care
b: somatic nursing home: own room, full care
Observed distributionN = a: 709, b: 330

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-aDM=
care home      M = 3,58
nursing home   M = 3,21
- difference       0,37
O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-aDM=
care home      M = 2,89
nursing home   M = 3,34
-difference:       0,45


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

How happy or unhappy do you think you are.....?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 moderately happy
2 fairly unhappy
1 very unhappy
O-SLL-c-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

On the whole: are you .....?
4 very satisfied
3 fairly satisfied
2 not satisfied
1 not at all satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl