Correlational finding on Happiness and Easy (vs hard)
Subject code: L04ac01d

StudyAllardt (1973): study FI 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
Public15-64 aged, general public, Finland, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1000

Author's labelEasyness of life
Our classificationEasy (vs hard), code L04ac01d
Question if respondent feels his life is easy. 4-point 
scale ranging from "very easy" to "very severe"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Controlled for:Income, housing density, education, 
social status, chronic illness, anxiety, frequency 
of meetings with relatives, number of friends, 
opportunities to make personal contacts, 
possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life, number of memberships in 
clubs and associations, interesting life, 
loneliness, feelings of being liked, feeling of 
being able to use knowledge and skills, feeling of 
chance to succeed, gets sufficient attantion, 
satisfaction with income, age, gender, no. of 
communities in which lived. 

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 quite unhappy
1 very unhappy

Appendix 2: Statistics used
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning: a partial correlation between happiness and one of the correlates is that correlation, which remains after accounting for the contribution of the other influences, or some of them, to the total variability in the happiness scores.
Under that conditions
rpc > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating,
rpc < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating,
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.