Correlational finding on Happiness and Sex (male vs female)
Subject code: G01aa

StudyBernheim et al. (2006): study DE 1990
TitleThe Potential of Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment (ACSA) to Reduce Bias in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 227 - 250
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-005-4755-0
PublicPatients university hospital, Berlin, Germany 1990-2003
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2584

Correlate
Author's labelSex
Page in Source 238
Our classificationSex (male vs female), code G01aa
Operationalization
1: male
0: female

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-qBeta=+.43 p < .05
C-BW-c-sq-ol-11-aBeta=+.01 ns
Beta's controled for
-age
-maried stage
-education
-employed


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-c-sq-ol-11-aSelfreport on single question:

Please rate your life satisfaction these days, compared to the BEST and the WORST periods in your life that you have just identified
Answers rated on an open line scale:
-5 | worst period
-4 |
-3 |
-2 |
-1 |
0
+1 |
+2 |
+3 |
+4 |
+5 | best period

Preceded by recall of best and worst periods in life-experience

Name: ACSA (Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment)
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-qSelfreport on single question:

Currently I am .. with life as a whole
1 very dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
3 neither satisfied, nor dissatisfied
4 satisfied
5 very satisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Beta STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl