Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Burden of current life-events

StudyCrnic et al. (1983): study US 1981
TitleEffects of Stress and Social Support on Mothers and Premature and Fullterm Infants.
SourceChild Development, 1983, Vol. 54, 209 - 217
Public16-42 aged mothers with newborns, Seattle, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Non-Response30%
Respondents N =105

Correlate
Author's labelStress
Page in Source 212, 213
Our classificationBurden of current life-events
Operationalization
Self report on a series of 46 life events as
- having occurred or not occurred
- whether the impact was 'good' or 'bad
- the degree of the effect (none, some, moderate, 
great)
Remarks
Life Experience Survey (LES, Sarason, Johnson, & Siegel 
1978).

No significant differences have been found between 
mothers of premature infants and mothers of full-term 
infants .

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-br=-.32 p < .001
Interaction with social support:
- low support + high stress: lowest happiness 
rating
- high support + high stress: higher happiness 
rating


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

"........satisfaction with life........"
(Full question not reported)

1 very dissatisfied
2 a little dissatisfied
3 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied
4 well satisfied
5 completely satisfied


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