Correlational finding on Happiness and Crime
Subject code: N08ab02

StudyVeenhoven (2005a): study ZZ 1990
TitleHappiness is Hardship.
SourceBruni, L.;Porta, P.L.:"Economics and Happiness", Oxford University Press, 2005, UK, 243 - 266
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1765/8649
PublicAdults, general public, 55 nations, 1990s
SampleMixed samples
Non-Response
Respondents N =75000

Correlate
Author's labelHomicide rate
Page in Source 247
Our classificationCrime , code N08ab02
Operationalization
Homicides per capita as found in medical registration
Remarks
Source: WHO

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-br=-.36
Average Happiness by Homicide rate in 55 nations 
in the 1990s
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Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question:

On the whole how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
4 very satisfied
3 fairly satisfied
2 not very satisfied
1 not at all satisfied
- Don't know


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