Correlational finding on Happiness and Current self-characterization
Subject code: S02ab

StudyHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =70

Author's labelSelf Concept
Page in Source 262
Our classificationCurrent self-characterization, code S02ab
Self report on the following questions:
-You feel that you're a person of worth,  at least on 
an equal plane with others.
-You feel that you have a number of good qualities.
-All in all, you are inclined to feel  that you are a 
-You are able to do things as well as  most others.
-You feel you do not have much to be proud of.
-You take a positive attitude toward yourself.
-On the whole, you are satisfied with yourself.
-You wish you could have more respect for yourself.
-You certainly feel useless at times.
-At times you think you are no good at all
Satisfaction Subscale of Lancashire Quality of Life 
Profile (LQOLP) [Oliver 1991].

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-arpc=+.60 p < .000
rpc controled for depression as measured with Beck 
Depression Inventory(BDI)

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 mixed
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'

Appendix 2: Statistics used
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning: a partial correlation between happiness and one of the correlates is that correlation, which remains after accounting for the contribution of the other influences, or some of them, to the total variability in the happiness scores.
Under that conditions
rpc > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating,
rpc < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating,
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.