Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic + health + life appraisals + personality
Subject code: S15ab18

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 labelExplained variance
Page in Source 1353
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + life appraisals + personality, code S15ab18
Operationalization
a sociodemographics
  - age
  - education
  - employment
  - marital status
b physical well-being
  - self rated physical health
  - number of diseases
c functional well-being
  - selfperceived physical condition
  - ability activities in daily living (ADL)
d social welbeing
  -SSQ 6
  -satisfaction with family life
e satisfaction with life achievements
  - single question 
f emotional well-being
  - depression (BDI)
  - anxiety (STAI)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.05 p < .001
MALES:     a
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.15 p < .001
males:     a+b
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.16 p < .001
males:     a+b+c
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.20 p < .001
males:     a+b+c+d
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.27 p < .001
Males:     a+b+c+d+e
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.49 p < .001
males:     a+b+c+d+e+f
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.02 p < .001
FEMALES:   a
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.11 p < .001
females:   a+b
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.13 p < .001
females:   a+b+c
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.18 p < .001
females:   a+b+c+d
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=.22 p < .001
females:   a+b+c+d+e
O-QLS-cm-sq-ol-101-aRČ=45 p < .001
females:   a+b+c+d+e+f


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?
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Rated on 15 cm vertical open line


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl