Correlational finding on Happiness and Psychotic
Subject code: P05cj

StudyCheng & Furnham (2003a): study GB London 2003
TitlePersonality, Self-Esteem, and Demographic Predictions of Happiness and Depression.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2003, Vol. 34, 921- 942
DOIDOI:10.1016/SO191-8869(02)00078-8
PublicStudents, London, UK, 2003
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response0%
Respondents N =234

Correlate
Author's labelPsychoticism
Page in Source 928
Our classificationPsychotic, code P05cj
Operationalization
Self-report on the following questions:
a.Do you take much notice of what people think?
b.Would being in debt worry you?
c.Would you take drugs which may have strange or 
dangerous effects?
d.Do you prefer to go your own way rather than act by 
the rules?
e.Do good manners and cleanliness matter much to you?
f.Do you think marriage is old-fashioned and should be 
done away with?
g.Do you enjoy co-operating with others?
h.Does it worry you if you know there are mistakes in 
your work?
i.Do you think people spend too much time safeguarding 
their future with savings and insurance?
j.Do you try not to be rude to people?
k.Would you like other people to be afraid of you?
l.Is it better to follow society’s rules than go your 
own way?

Rated: yes/no
Observed distribution Mean SD males 3.80 2.11 females 2.88 2.06
Remarks
Score on subscale Psychoticism of Eysenck Personality 
Questionnaire (Revised)
Source: Abbreviated Revised Eysenck Personality 
Questionnaire (1985)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=-.09 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-ar=-.11 ns


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-aSelfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no)
A Particularly exited or interested in something?
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
F Bored?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


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