Correlational finding on Happiness and Level of school-education
Subject code: E01ab02

StudyElse-Quest et al. (2005): study US 1992
TitleContext Counts: Long-Term Sequelae of Premarital Intercourse of Abstinence.
SourceJournal of Sex Research, 2005, Vol. 42, 102 - 112
Public18-59 aged, USA, 1992
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Non-Response21.4 %
Respondents N =3425

Author's labelEducation
Page in Source 6
Our classificationLevel of school-education, code E01ab02
1 non high school graduates
2 high school graduates    
3 college graduates        
4 advanced degree
Observed distribution1:14,5%, 2:63%, 3:15,6%, 4:6,9%

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-ar=+.04 p < .05

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

Generally, how happy have you been with your personal life during the past 12 month?
1 unhappy most of the time
2 sometimes fairly unhappy
3 generally satisfied, pleased
4 very happy most of the time
5 extremely happy

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.