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Correlational findings

Study Spijkerboer et al. (2006): study NL 2006

Public:
Children treated for heart disease 8 years ago, Netherlands, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 113
Non Response:
27%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire filled in during hospital visit. Child form was filld in by 8- to 15 year old patients during psychological examination in hospital. Parents of patients completed the parent form independently from their child in the waiting room.

Correlate

Authors's label
Parents rating of child's happinees
Our Classification
Operationalization
A Parents rating of childs happiness
B Child's self rating of own happiness

using the same Affect Balance Scale

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a DM =                       boy's    girl's   all
parents rating        1,8      2,2      2,0
child's self rating   0,9      1,0      0,9
difference           -0,9     -1,2     -1,1

Parents overrate child's happiness in all cardiac diagnostic groups