Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Socio-demographic + health + life events

StudyLinn et al. (1986): study US Wisconsin 1974
TitleFactors Associated with Life Satisfaction among Practising Internists.
SourceMedical Care, 1986, Vol. 24, 830 - 837
Public18+ aged, general public, NW-Wisconsin, USA, 1974
Sample
Non-Response7-24 %
Respondents N =1423

Correlate
Author's labelJoint effects
Page in Source 95
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + life events
Operationalization
a sex
b income
c occupation
d health
e divorce/separation
f unemployment
g age and its interaction with health, divorce, and 
unemployment
h friends and the interaction with health, divorce and 
unemployment

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aRaČ=.09
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aRaČ=.11
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

In general, how happy would you say you are these days.....?
7 extremely happy
6 very happy
5 pretty happy
4 not too happy
3 a bit unhappy
2 pretty unhappy
1 very unhappy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7 completely satisfied
6 satisfied
5 mostly satisfied
4 satisfied/dissatisfied
3 dissatisfied
2 very dissatisfied
1 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
RaČADJUSTED COEFFICIENT OF MULTIPLE CORRELATION
Type: descriptive statistic only
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0 ; 1]

Meaning:
Ra = 0 « not any association
Ra = 1 « strongest possible association
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl