Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Self-perceived health

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 labelSelf-reported health status and different scales
Page in Source 12
Our classificationSelf-perceived health
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=+.39 p < .05
O-HP-u-sq-n-11-ar=+.40 p < .05
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-dr=+.42 p < .05
O-SLL-c-sq-n-11-ar=+.39 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