Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Attitude to local natural environment

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 labelsatisfaction with local natural environment
Page in Source 368
Our classificationAttitude to local natural environment
Operationalization
Single question:
"How satisfied are you at present with the local 
natural environment ?"
1: very dissatisfied
2: dissatisfied
3: neither/nor
4: satisfied
5: very satisfied
Observed distributionN: all:1459, 1:30, 2:106, 3:272, 4:685, 5:366

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-ar=+.12 p < .00
 1: Mt=7.34
 2: Mt=7.31
 3: Mt=7.59
 4: Mt=7.75
 5: Mt=8.16
All Mt=7.78
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-er=+.17 p < .00
 1: Mt=6.59
 2: Mt=6.79
 3: Mt=7.26
 4: Mt=7.40
 5: Mt=7.96
All Mt=7.45
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-har=+.12 p < .00
 1: Mt=6.59
 2: Mt=6.49
 3: Mt=6.84
 4: Mt=6.90
 5: Mt=7.34
All Mt=6.96


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
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