Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Current nutrition

StudyVentegodt (1995): study DK 1993
TitleLiskvalitet I Danmark. (Quality of Life in Denmark. Results from a Population Survey).
SourceForskningscentrets Forlag, 1995, Copenhagen, Denmark
Public18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response39%
Respondents N =1494

Correlate
Author's labeldiet
Page in Source 178
Our classificationCurrent nutrition
Operationalization
Single question:
"How is your diet ?"
a: I eat what I like
b: I think my diet is healthy
c: I don't think my diet is healthy
d: I eat so as to keep my weight down
e: I eat ready-prepared dishes or fast food 
   at least once a week
f: I eat vegatarian
g: Information campaigns influence my 
   dietary habits
Observed distributionN: a:833, b:831, c:160, d:180, e:188, f:32, g:153
Remarks
The same respondents may appear in several groups

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-aDMt=
 a: Mt=7.89
 b: Mt=7.88
 c: Mt=7.14
 d: Mt=7.65
 e: Mt=7.63
 f: Mt=8.05
 g: Mt=7.73
All Mt=7.89
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-eDMt=
 a: Mt=7.50
 b: Mt=7.64
 c: Mt=6.55
 d: Mt=7.46
 e: Mt=7.25
 f: Mt=7.83
 g: Mt=7.54
All Mt=7.46
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-haDMt=
 a: Mt=7.00
 b: Mt=7.08
 c: Mt=6.39
 d: Mt=7.10
 e: Mt=6.83
 f: Mt=7.19
 g: Mt=6.95
All Mt=6.98


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-aSingle direct question:

How are you feeling now....?
5 very good
4 good
3 neither good nor poor
2 poor
1 very poor
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-haSelfreport on single question

How happy are you now?
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neither happy nor unhappy
2 unhappy
1 very unhappy
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-eSelfreport on single question:

'How satisfied are you with your life now?'
5 very satisfied
2 satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMtDIFFERENCE of MEANS AFTER TRANSFORMATION
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: [-10; +10]

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness (happiness measured at a 0-10 rating scale) between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl