Correlational finding on Happiness and Sex (male vs female)
Subject code: G01aa

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

Correlate
Author's labelSexe
Page in Source 7,14
Our classificationSex (male vs female), code G01aa
Operationalization
0 female 
1 male
Observed distribution0:1908, 1:1517.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-aDM=+
0 female M = 3,54 (SD = 0,10)
1 male   M = 3,60 (SD = 0,10)
difference  +0,06
O-HL-cy-sq-v-5-aF=4.16 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
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.
FF-STATISTIC
Type: asymmetric standard test statistic.
Range: nonnegative unlimited

Meaning : the test statistic is also called the "Variance Ratio" and is the ratio of two independent estimators of the same variance with n1 and n2 degrees of freedom respectively. The critical values of its probability distribution are tabulated extensively in almost any textbook on Statistics
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl