Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Sex (male vs female)

StudyKeith & Landry (1992): study CA 1985
TitleWell-Being of Older Canadians.
SourceCanadian Social Trends, 1992, Vol. 25, 16 - 17
Public55+ aged, Canada, 1985
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response
Respondents N =0

Correlate
Author's labelmen/women
Page in Source 17
Our classificationSex (male vs female)
Operationalization
1 female
2 male
Remarks
Happiness was slightly hihger in 1990, more among men 
then among women. See KEITH 1992/2

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-H?-?-sq-v-4-bD%=+
                    men     women
very happy           46%      45%
somewhat happy       48%      49%
somewhat unhappy      4%       5%
very unhappy          1%       1%
DK/NA                 1%       1%
O-H?-?-sq-v-4-bDM=+
females M = 3,38  SD = 0,63
males   M = 3,40  SD = 0,62


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-H?-?-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question

Lead item not reported
4 very happy
3 somewhat happy
2 somewhat unhappy
1 very unhappy
- DK/NA


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's 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