Correlational finding on Happiness and Neurotic (f48)
Subject code: H13ac05c

StudyNettle (2005): study GB 2000 /1
TitleHappiness. The Science behind Your Smile.
SourceOxford University Press, 2005, Oxford, UK
PublicAdults, Great Britain, 2000
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =574

Correlate
Author's labelNeuroticism
Page in Source 99
Our classificationNeurotic (f48), code H13ac05c
Operationalization
Rated on 5-point numerical scale by neuroticism 
personality score.
The four groups are formed by creating quartiles from 
the distribution of scores;
1: Low 
2: Low-Mid
3: High-Mid
4: High
Observed distributionMeasure not reported
Remarks
N=574

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-H?-?-sq-?-5-aDM=-
1: Low          M=4,3
2: Low-Mid      M=3,9
3: High-Mid     M=3,6
4: High         M=3,0
O-H?-?-sq-?-5-aRČ=0.17


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-H?-?-sq-?-5-aSelfreport on single question

.. how happy overall.. (full text not reported)
1
2
3
4
5
Answer options not reported


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
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