Correlational finding on Happiness and Current nation of residence
Subject code: N10ab

StudyGoldwurm et al. (2003): study IT 2001
TitleImproving Subjective Well-Being for the Promotion of Health: The Milan Project.
SourceHomeostasis, 2003, Vol. 42, 157 - 162
PublicParticipants in a happiness training, Italy, 2001
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelHappiness Measures
Page in Source 160
Our classificationCurrent nation of residence, code N10ab
Operationalization
A: Italian students of psycho-therapy
B: US psychology students (data Fordyce 1985)
Observed distributionA: N =112

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-abD%a= ns
                Italy             USA
              Mean   SD         Mean   SD
% Happy       51.33  19.38      54.13  21.52
% Neutral     30.70  18.89      25.43  16.52
% Unhappy     17.98  12.79      20.44  14.69
None of these difference is significant(05) in two 
sample test


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-abSelfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1 happy
2 unhappy
3 neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % unhappy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
D%aDIFFERENCE IN ADJUSTED PERCENTAGES, See also D%
Computed in Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) or in multiple classification analysis (MCA)
Seldom used in happiness research. See excerpted report for further reference.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl