Correlational finding on Happiness and Current age (in years)
Subject code: A04ab

StudyHeadey & Wearing (1992): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleUnderstanding Happiness: A Theory of Subjective Well-Being.
SourceLongman Cheshire, 1992, Melbourne, Australia
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/headey_b_1992.pdf
Public18+ aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1981-1989
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =502

Correlate
Author's labelAge
Page in Source 154
Our classificationCurrent age (in years), code A04ab
Operationalization
<35   
35-59 
60+

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-c-sq-l-21-aDM=+
<35     M = 14,5
35-59   M = 14,6
60+     M = 14,9


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-l-21-aSelf report on single question:

Question on perception of quality of 'present life'.
(Full lead item not reported)
20 best possible life
.
.
.
0 worst possible life


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl