Correlational finding on Happiness and Ambitious
Subject code: P05ab

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 labelStudents' motivation to achieve (2)
Page in Source 250 +Table III.5.6,p.318-9
Our classificationAmbitious, code P05ab
Operationalization
Selfreport on 5 statements: 
a: I want top grades in most or all of my courses
b: I want to be able to select from the best 
opportunities available when I graduate
c: I want to be the best, whatever I do
d: I see myself as an ambitious person
e: I want to be one of the best students in my class

Each rated:
4 agree completely
3 agree
2 disagree
1 strongly disagre
Remarks
Index

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=+ p < .48
AVERAGE happiness by motivation quarter
4 most motivated   M = 7,76
3                  M = 7,66
2                  M = 7,33
1 least motivated  M = 7,28

4-1 difference        +0,48

Difference unaffected by student's 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