Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: O-SL by A-AB

StudySuh et al. (1998): study ZZ World samples 1995
TitleThe Shifting Basis of Life Satisfaction Judgments across Cultures: Emotions versus Norms.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, Vol. 74, 482 - 493
PublicCollege students, 40 countries, 1995-1996
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response2.34
Respondents N =6780

Correlate
Author's labelemotional experience
Page in Source 487
Our classificationO-SL by A-AB
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions:
Using the scale below, indicate how often you feel each 
of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to 
accurately reflect how much of the time when you are 
awake you feel that emotion. How much of the time 
during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  fear
B  affection
C  anger
D  joy
E  sadness
F  guilt
G  contentment
H  pride

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+C+E+F)-(B+D+G+H)

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
Remarks
Happiness measure type A-AB

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-amr=+.46 p < .00
Nepal            r = +.07
Guam             r = +.17
Slovenia         r = +.24
Turkey           r = +.28
China            r = +.29
Ghana            r = +.32
Nigeria          r = +.33
Zimbabwe         r = +.34
Argentina        r = +.38
Greece           r = +.39
India            r = +.39
Indonesia        r = +.39
Bahrain          r = +.40
Brazil           r = +.40
Denmark          r = +.43
Germany          r = +.45
South Korea      r = +.45
Pakistan         r = +.46
Portugal         r = +.46
Thailand         r = +.46
Estonia          r = +.47
Japan            r = +.47
The Netherlands  r = +.47
Lithuania        r = +.48
Spain            r = +.48
Hungary          r = +.49
Peru             r = +.49
Colombia         r = +.50
Singapore        r = +.50
Italy            r = +.53
Taiwan           r = +.55
Australia        r = +.57
Hong Kong        r = +.57
South Africa     r = +.60
Finland          r = +.63
Austria          r = +.64
Norway           r = +.64
United States    r = +.64
Puerto Rico      r = +.68
Egypt            r = +.74

The correlations in collectivist societies ranged 
around .30 or less. In individualist nations this 
figure is around .60.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7 completely satisfied
6 satisfied
5 mostly satisfied
4 satisfied/dissatisfied
3 dissatisfied
2 very dissatisfied
1 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
mrMean correlation coefficient (r).
For r, see PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl