Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Overall happiness

StudyVanCampen & Verbeek-Oudijk (2017): study NL 2015
TitleGelukkig in een Verpleeghuis? (Happy in a Nursing Home?)
SourceSociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 2017, The Hague, Netherlands
URLhttps://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2017/09/22/gelukkig-in-een-verpleeghuis
PublicNursing home residents, Netherlands, 2017
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response45%
Respondents N =951

Correlate
Author's labeloverall happiness
Page in Source 43, table 4.2
Our classificationOverall happiness
Operationalization
 Selfreport on single question:
How happy or unhappy do you find yourself?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  moderately happy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Observed distributionM=3.59; SD=0,22

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-ar=+.58 s


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

'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied


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