Correlational finding on Happiness and Non response, refusal
Subject code: I06ac01

StudyHeinonen et al. (2004): study FI 1997
TitleIs the Evaluation of the Global Quality of Life Determined by Emotional Status?
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2004, Vol.13, 1347 - 1356
DOIDOI:10.1023/B:QURE.0000040788.12947.b9
Public25-65 aged, 5 regions, Finland, 1997
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response36%
Respondents N =3838

Correlate
Author's labelNon Respondente
Page in Source 1351
Our classificationNon response, refusal, code I06ac01
Operationalization
1 No anser
0 Anser
Observed distribution1: 2,9% 0: 97,1%
Remarks
The happiness question was on the last page of a 15 
pages questionnaire, wich may explain the high % no  
anser

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aF=-
non-respondents tend to be
- older
- more depressed
- more anxious
- less active in daily live
- less healthy

Since these variables are related to happiness, 
non-respondents are likely to be less happy


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aSelfreport on single question:

How would you estimate your quality of life as a whole during the last 4 weeks?
| 0
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| 100
Rated on 15 cm vertical open line


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
FF-STATISTIC
Type: asymmetric standard test statistic.
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning : the test statistic is also called the "Variance Ratio" and is the ratio of two independent estimators of the same variance with n1 and n2 degrees of freedom respectively. The critical values of its probability distribution are tabulated extensively in almost any textbook on Statistics
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl