Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Current intimate relationships

StudyVanOotegem & Verhofstadt (2015): study BE Flanders 2011
TitlePerceived Capabilities as an Aggregated Indicatorfor Well-Being.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol.10, 615 - 629.
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1/fulltext.html
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s11482-014-9343-1
PublicGeneral public, Flanders, Belgium, 2011+ 2012
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =2990

Correlate
Author's labelRelationship
Page in Source table 6,7
Our classificationCurrent intimate relationships
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
I consider myself having a relationship
0  completely disagree
:
10 completely agree

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-hb=+.49 p < .01
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-hBeta=+.11 ns
b controled for
- sexe
- age
- religion
- education
- personality
  - positive attitude
  - emotionally concerned
  - altruistic and concientious
  - expectant
- satisfaction with life-domains
  - education
  - income
  - social life
  - pleasant environment
  - act according to vision


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-hSelf-report on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 very unsatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
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.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl