Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: O-HL by A-AB

StudyHalman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =12464

Correlate
Author's labelAffect Balance
Page in Source 210
Our classificationO-HL by A-AB
Operationalization
Selfreport on 10 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  
(yes/no)
A   Particularly exited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something 
 
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
 yes = 1
 no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard 
version)
Remarks
Happines measure type A-AB

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.12
France
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.13
Great-Britain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.18
West Germany
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.16
Italy
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.12
Netherlands
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.14
Denmark
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.12
Belgium
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.13
Spain
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.16
Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=<.10
Northern Ireland
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaBeta=+.14
EC

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=+.45
EC (stratified sample)
-Positive Affect  r=+.31
-Negative Affect  r=-.31

's controlled for:
happiness(HAPP 1.1); satisfaction with 
health,income and family life; age, income, 
education, marital status, male sex, having 
children, work; urbanisation, type of dwelling, 
own home, religiousness, social participation; 
uncertainty about future, expected negative 
changes in income; satisfaction 5 years in past 
and future; tolerance, loneliness, misantropy, 
hopeless about life and sense of control.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
BetaSTANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
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