Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Response scale

StudyVanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2012 /2
TitleMeasuring Well-Being. An Analysis of Different Response Scales.
SourceDiscussion Paper 2014/03,, Statistics Netherlands, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =7641

Correlate
Author's labelFamily contacts and different scales
Page in Source 12
Our classificationResponse scale
Operationalization
Remarks
Correlations are not significantly different for the 
various scales.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-ar=+.14 p < .05
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-ar=+.13 p < .05
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dr=+.12 p < .05
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ar=+.14 p < .05


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-aSelfreport on single question:

On a scale of 0 to 10 I consider myself...
0 not a very happy person
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 a very happy person
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question

To what extent do you consider yourself a happy person....?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 not very happy
1 unhappy
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-aSelfreport on single question:

To what extend are you satisfied with the life you currently lead?
0 completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the life you currently lead?
5 extraordinary satisfied
4 very satisfied
3 satisfied
2 fairly satisfied
1 not very 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