Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: O-SL by M-AO

StudyAlgemeen Dagblad (1982): study NL 1982
TitleGeluk in Nederland. (Happiness in the Netherlands).
SourceUnpublished report nr 3810 i.o.o. Algemeen Dagblad, 1982, Centrum BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
URLhttps://worlddatabaseofhappiness-archive.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/~AlgemeenDagblad_1982.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1982
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Non-Response5%
Respondents N =300

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with daily life
Page in Source t65
Our classificationO-SL by M-AO
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Considering your daily life, are you ..
3  satisfied
2  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
1  dissatisfied
-  no answer
Observed distributionM = 2,7, SD = 0,5
Remarks
Happiness measure type O-SL

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-bD%=+
% happy
1. unsatisfied   38.5
2. in between    67.2
3. satisfied     93.6
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-btc=+.40 p < .01
O-SLL-u-sq-v-3-dG=+.78 p < .01


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-bSelfreport on single question:

If you had to say whether you feel happy or not, what would you answer.....?
3 happy
2 neither happy nor unhappy
1 unhappy
O-SLL-u-sq-v-3-dSelfreport on single question:

Considering your daily life, are you..
1 unsatisfied
2 neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
3 satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
GGOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMA
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
G = 0 no rank correlation
G = +1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.
G = -1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
tcKENDALL'S TAU-C (Also referred to as Stuart's tau-c)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happiness: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
tc = 0 no rank correlation
tc = 1 perfect rank correlation, where high values of the correlate correspond
with high happiness ratings.
tc = -1 perfect rank correlation, where high values of the correlate correspond
with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl