Correlational finding on Happiness and Perceived pressure of school-work
Subject code: S01af03

StudyOECD (2017): study PE 2015
TitlePISA 2015 Results. Students' Well-Being. Volume III.
SourceOECD Publishing, 2017, Paris, France
URLhttp://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/pisa-2015-results-volume-iii_9789264273856-en
Public15-16 aged, secundary school students, Peru, 2017
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =6971

Correlate
Author's labelSchoolwork related anxiety
Page in Source 250, 303
Our classificationPerceived pressure of school-work, code S01af03
Operationalization
Selfreport on 5 statements
a: I often worry that it wil be difficult for me to 
take a test
b: I worry that I will get poor grades at school
c: Even if I am well prepared for a test I feel anxious
d: I get tense when I study
e: I get nerviouw when I don't know how ro solve a task 
at school

4 top quarter (most anxious)
3 third quarter1
2 second quarter
1 bottom (least anxious)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=- p < .05
Average happiness by Anxiety quarter
4 most anxious   M = 7,34
3                M = 7,30
2                M = 7,73
1 least anxious  M = 7,66

4-1 difference      -0,32

Unaffected by students socio-economic status


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eSelfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl