Correlational finding on Happiness and Active involvement in sports
Subject code: S12ab01a

StudyOECD (2017): study IE 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, Ireland, 2017
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =5741

Correlate
Author's labelPhysical activity outside school
Page in Source Table III.11.16, p.446
Our classificationActive involvement in sports, code S12ab01a
Operationalization
Selfreport of number of days per week engaged in 
moderate physical activity for at least 60 minutes a 
day
3 days or more
2 1-2 days
1 0 days

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=+ p < .05
ALL STUDENTS
3 days or more        M = 7,38
2 1-2 days            M = 7,36
1 0 days              M = 6,58

3-1 difference           +0,80
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=+ ns
BOYS
3 days or more        M = 7,63
2 1-2 days            M = 7,59
1 0 days              M = 7,08

3-1 difference           +0,55
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-eDM=+ p < .05
GIRLS
3 days or more        M = 7,07
2 1-2 days            M = 7,19
1 0 days              M = 6,17

3-1 difference           +0,91


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