Correlational finding on Happiness and Life-adjustment inventories
Subject code: L04ag

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 labelLSI
Page in Source 233/235
Our classificationLife-adjustment inventories, code L04ag
Operationalization
Life Satisfaction Inventory (LSI), 14 item 
questionnaire dealing with satisfaction with domains of 
life such as family, sex-life and health (Munthy 1991)
Remarks
The question on happiness used below was the last and 
15th item in this questionnaire

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-qr=+.57 p < .001


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
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
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl