Correlational findings

Study Koydemir et al. (2013): study DE 2008

Undergraduate university students, Germany , 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 170
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Students received course credit


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with life
Our Classification
Error Estimates
German version of SWLS was adapted by Schumacher (2003) This questionnaire does not fit the WDH demands for valid measurement of happiness because of item D 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. A positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.
M= 26,94; SD= 3,33
Self report on 5 questions:
Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life.
E  If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-c r = +.46 p < .0.001 r = +.18 (005)in twin study among students in India A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-c rpc = +.38 p < .0.001 rpc controled for:
- emotional intelligence
- social support

rpc = +.03 (ns)in twin study among students in India