Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: O-HL by C-BW

StudyTsurumi et al. (2018): study JP Tokyo 2014
TitleGreenery and Subjective Well-Being: Assessing the Monetary Value of Greenery by Type.
SourceEcological Economics, 2018, Vol. 148, 152 - 169
URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800917309503
Public20-83 aged, general public, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response38%
Respondents N =2758

Correlate
Author's labelHappiness (Subjective happiness)
Page in Source 154
Our classificationO-HL by C-BW
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"In general terms, how happy do you feel with your 
life?"
Ratings:
10 very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very unhappy

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AB-yd-mq-v-3-ar=+.64
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-cr=+.81
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ccr=+.81


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AB-yd-mq-v-3-aSelfreport on feelings during activities in the previous day (Day Reconstruction Method)

A worried
B rushed
C irritated or angry
D depressed
E tense or stressed
F calm or relaxed
G enjoying

Rated:
1 not at all
2 a little
3 very much

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E)/5 - (F+G)/2
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-cSelfreport 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-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ccSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1 very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5 neutral
6
7
8
9
10 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