### Correlational finding on Happiness and Happiness inventories involving unacceptable itemsSubject code: L04ah

 Study Headey & Wearing (1992): study AU AU Victoria 1981 Title Understanding Happiness: A Theory of Subjective Well-Being. Source Longman Cheshire, 1992, Melbourne, Australia URL HTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/headey_b_1992.pdf Public 18+ aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1981-1989 Sample Probability stratified sample Non-Response Respondents N = 502

 Correlate Author's label Satisfaction with Life scale (SWLS) Page in Source 41 Our classification Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items, code L04ah Operationalization ```Cognitive measure of life satisfaction, comprising five items: 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' Answers rated: 7=strongly agree to 1=strongly disagree ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a r=+.67

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a Selfreport on single question:"Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?"10 extremely happy98765 neither happy nor unhappy43210 extremely unhappy

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation r PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')Type: test statistic.Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:r = 0 « no correlation ,r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, andr = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl