Correlational finding on Happiness and Current overall judgements of life as a whole
Subject code: L04ab

StudyClement (1980): study FR 1975 /2
TitleDe la Variation de Quelques Traits de Personalité en Fonction, notamment, de l'Age, du Sexe et du Niveau Intellectuel. (The Variation of Certain Personality Traits in Relation to Age, Sex, and Intelligent Level).
SourcePsychologie Francaise, 1980, Vol. 25, 95 - 113
PublicAdult women, France, 1975
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1893

Correlate
Author's labelFeels well in skin
Page in Source 102
Our classificationCurrent overall judgements of life as a whole, code L04ab
Operationalization
Self rating on an open scale. Placer une croix, sur 
chaque ligne, a l'endroit que vous estimez etre celui 
qui correspond le mieux a votre etat, par rapport aux 
definitions proposees;

  Je me sens assez bien dans ma peau   
___________________________________  Je ne me sens pas  
          Je me sens tres bien dans ma             tres 
bien peau                       dans ma peau
                 
(Place a cross, on each line, on the place you estimate 
to be that correspond the best with your state, in 
reference to the proposed definitions; I don't feel 
very well in my skin - I don't feel too well in my skin 
- I feel quite well in my skin).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.36 p < .001
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-ar=+.43 p < .001


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-u-sq-ol-9-aSelfreport on single question:

Place a cross, on each line, on the place you estimate to be that which corresponds best with your state
1 I am not very happy
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 | I am not too happy
6 |
7 |
8 |
9 I am quite happy

Scoring: rated on an open horizontal line scale, divided afterwards in 9 sections.
O-SP-u-sq-ol-9-aSelfreport on single question:

Place a cross on the line below, on the spot you estimate that corresponds best with your state.
1 | I am not very satisfied
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 | I am not too satisfied
6 |
7 |
8 |
9 I am very satisfied

Scoring: rated on an open horizontal line scale divided afterwards in 9 sections.


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

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