Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with own coping
Subject code: S02ae01b

StudyRafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995
TitleRating Well-Being and Distress.
SourceStress Medicine, 2000, Vol. 16, 55 - 61
PublicRemitted mental out-patients and controls, Italy, 199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =40

Author's labelEnvironmental mastery
Page in Source 58, 59
Our classificationSatisfaction with own coping, code S02ae01b
Selfreport on 10 questions:
a: I am good at juggling my time so that I can fit 
everything in that needs to be done
b: I often feel overwhelmed by my responsabilities
c: I am quite good at managing the many 
responsabilities of my daily life
d: I am good at managing the responsabilities of daily 
e: I do not fit well with the people and community 
around me
f: I have difficulty arranging my life in a way that is 
satisfying to me
g: I have been able to create a lifestyle for myself 
that is much to my linking
h: I generally do a good job of taking care of my 
personal finances and affairs
i: In general I feel I am in charge of the situation in 
which I live
j: The demands of everyday life often get me down

Rated on a 6-point numerical scale: (1= strongly 
disagree to 6= strongly agree)
Observed distributionPatients: M= 4,7; SD=3,9 Controls: M= 9,8; SD=2,8
Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being (PWB), 
subscale Environmental Mastery

Observed Relation with Happiness
M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-ar=+.26 ns
remitted mental out-patients
M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-ar=+.51 ns
healthy control group

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-aSelfreport on 6 questions

Please describe how you have felt during THE PAST WEEK and make a small check mark. For example, the word nervous is on the first line. If you have felt nervous, check YES, if you have not felt nervous check NO
A Cheerfull
B Happy
C Feeling well
D Contented
E Enjoying yourself
F Looking forward to the future

1 yes
0 no

Name: Contentment subscale in Kellner's Symptom Questionnaire (SQ).
Version: Past Week.

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.