Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in life-appraisals
Subject code: L04aa02

StudyHolloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990
TitleSubjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267
PublicMental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =70

Author's labelChange in satisfaction with care
Page in Source 264-5
Our classificationChange in life-appraisals, code L04aa02
Selfreport on the follwing questions:
-your general state of health?
-how often you see a doctor?
-your nervous well-being?
-pleased about having accomplished something?
-that things were going your way?
-proud because some one complimented you on something 
you had done?
Cullen (1997) Satisfaction Schedule. 
Assessed at T1 and T3 (18 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-ar=-.15 p < .39
T1-T3 change in hapiness by T1-T3 change symptoms 
(T1-T3 18 months)

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-aSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7 delighted
6 pleased
5 mostly satisfied
4 mixed
3 mostly dissatisfied
2 unhappy
1 terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'

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.