Correlational finding on Happiness and Attitudes to organ-donation
Subject code: H17ai01a

StudySimmons et al. (1974): study US 1969
TitleWho signs an organ donor-card: Traditionalism versus transplantation.
SourceJournal of Chronic Diseases, 1974, Vol. 27, 491- 502
URLhttp://www.researchgate.net/publication/222126899_Who_signs_an_organ_transplant_donor_card_A_study_of_personality_and_individual_differences_in_a_sample_of_Israeli_university_students
PublicSigners of organ-donor cards (and controls), USA, 1969
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =75

Correlate
Author's labelWillingness to organ donation
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Our classificationAttitudes to organ-donation, code H17ai01a
Operationalization
0 non-signers (neighbour controls)
1 signers of donor-cards

'signing of donor-card' involves permission to use ones 
organs for the purpose of transplantation when dead


Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG=-.03 ns
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaG=-.04 ns
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aatc=-.02 ns


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aaSelfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
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