Correlational finding on Happiness and Eating disorder (f50)
Subject code: H13ac06a

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 labelED Patients
Page in Source 160
Our classificationEating disorder (f50), code H13ac06a
Operationalization
1: Eeating Disorder Patients
0: students of psycho-therapy
Observed distributionN = 1: 20, 2: 92

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-abD%=- p < .05
              Students          ED Patients
              Mean   SD         Mean   SD
% Happy       51.33  19.38      32.50  16.74
% Neutral     30.70  18.89      29.00  18.54
% Unhappy     17.98  12.79      38.50  18.72
Difference in % neutral ns


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%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl