Study | Delhey & Kroll (2012): study ZZ OECD member states 2008 |

Title | A " Happiness Test" for the New Measures of the National Well-Being: How much Better than GDP are They? |

Source | WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2012-201, 2012, Berlin, Germany |

URL | http://bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2012/i12-201.pdf |

Public | 18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 2008 |

Sample | Probability stratified sample |

Non-Response | |

Respondents N = | 340000 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Correlations happiness-measurements |

Page in Source | 17 |

Our classification | Contentment and happiness |

Operationalization | a. C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c (Cantril, Contentment) b. O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a (Life Happiness) c. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a (Life-satisfaction) |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c | r=+.69 p < .01 | Average C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c by Average O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a |

O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a | r=+.81 p < .01 | Average O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a by Average O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | r=+.77 p < .01 | Average O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a by Average C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c | Selfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now. |

O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a | Selfreport on single question: Taking all things together, would you say you are.....? 4 very happy 3 quite happy 2 not very happy 1 not at all happy. |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | Selfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

r | PRODUCT-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. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl