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Correlational findings

Study Stapel (1987): study NL 1987

Public:
18+ aged, general public, The Netherlands, 1987
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 825
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Specific abilities
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question on 45 specific abilities (from arithmetics to swimming): "For all things I'll mention, can you tell me to what extent you are able to do them?", rated on a 3-point scale ranging from (1) This I am able to do really good (2) No, I am not able to do this (good), but I would like that I was able to do it really good (3) I am not able to do this (good) and I am also not interested in it.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 The following 11 abilities discriminate most between happy and unhappy respondents:

Interact with people:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 Interact with people: M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.37 p < .01 Organize things:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.37 p < .01 Organize things:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.23 p < .01 Be a leader
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.23 p < .01 Be a leader
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.13 p < .01 Give a speech:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.13 p < .01 Give a speech:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 Algebra:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 Algebra:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.30 p < .01 Drive a car:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.30 p < .01 Drive a car:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 Bookkeeping:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.27 p < .01 Bookkeeping:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.23 p < .01 Play checkers:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.23 p < .01 Play checkers:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.02 ns Make pictures:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.02 ns Make pictures:
M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.16 p < .01 Skating:


M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.16 p < .01 Skating:


M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = p < .01 M-FH-u-sq-v-3-a G = p < .01