Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with standard of living
Subject code: I01af05e

StudyRojas (2006): study MX Multiple regions 2001
TitleLife Satisfaction and Satisfaction in Domains of Life: Is It a Simple Relationship?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 467 - 497
PublicGeneral public, Regions, Mexico, 2001
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1535

Author's labelEconomic satisfaction
Page in Source 480, 483
Our classificationSatisfaction with standard of living, code I01af05e
Selfreport of satisfaction with: 
a: housing
b: living conditions
c: income's purchasing power
d: financial solvency
Rated on a 7-point numerical scale(1= extremely 
dissatisfied to 9=extremely satisfied)

Questions not reported.
Observed distributionN=579

Observed Relation with Happiness

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-cSelfreport on single question:

Taking everything in your life into consideration, how satisfied with your life are you?
1 extremely unsatisfied
2 very unsatisfied
3 unsatisfied
4 satisfied nor unsatisfied
5 satisfied
6 very satisfied
7 extremely satisfied

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.