Correlational finding on Happiness and Scores on symptom inventories
Subject code: H13ab02b

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
Non-Response0
Respondents N =70

Correlate
Author's labelGlobal Subjective Quality of Life
Page in Source 263
Our classificationScores on symptom inventories, code H13ab02b
Operationalization
a CPRS(Comprehensive Psychitric Rating Scale) 
depression
b Age
c LEC (Life Expreriences Checklist) opportunity
d LQOLP(Lancashire Quality of Life Profile) health
e LQOLP (Lancashire Quality of Life Profile)leisure

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRČ=36
a+b
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRČ=58
a+b+c
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRČ=76
a+b+c+d
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aRČ=79
a+b+c+d+e


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
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl