Correlational finding on Happiness and Number of persons in household
Subject code: H20ab03

StudyHowell et al. (2006): study MY 2003
TitleDoes Wealth Enhance Life Satisfaction for People Who Are Materially Deprived? Exploring the Association among the 'Orang Asli' of Peninsular Malaysia.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 76, 499 - 524
PublicHeads of households, Malaysia, 2003
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =307

Author's labelFamily Size; number of household members.
Page in Source 503, 508
Our classificationNumber of persons in household, code H20ab03
Number of household members
Observed distributionM=6,85 persons SD=3,20 persons

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-br=-.04 ns

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-bSelfreport on five questions:

A I am very content with my life
B Nothing is currently lacking in my life
C When I examine my life as a whole, I feel I am not meeting my aspirations*
D I feel dissatisfied because I'm not doing everything that I want to be doing in my life*

1 strongly disagree
7 strongly agree
* reversed keyed item

Name: Contentment with life assesment Scale (CLASS)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
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]

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.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.