Correlational finding on Happiness and Young versus old
Subject code: A04ab01

StudyNaess et al. (2004): study NO Nord-Trøndelag 1984
TitleDiabetes Mellitus and Psychological Well-Being. Change between 1984-1986 and 1995-1997. Results of the Nord-Trondelag Health Study.
SourceJournal of Diabetes and its Complications, 2004, Vol. 18,141 - 147.
DOIDOI:10.1016/S1056-8727(03)00036-9
Public20-90 aged, general public, Nord-Trondelag, Norway followed 1 year, 1985-1996
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =65599

Correlate
Author's labelTemporary
Page in Source 144
Our classificationYoung versus old, code A04ab01
Operationalization
1: 20-29 aged
2: 80-89 aged
Remarks
As at T2 (1995-97)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AOL-g-sq-v-7-aES=+,49
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-cES=
No difference between young and old, but lower 
during 50s

ES controled for gender


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AOL-g-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question:

Would you say you are usually cheerful or dejected?
1 extremely dejected
2 dejected
3 quite dejected
4 both dejected and cheerful
5 quite cheerful
6 very cheerful
7 extremely cheerful
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-cSelfreport on single question:

"Considering how you feel these days, are you generally satisfied with your life or are you generally dissatisfied?"
7 extremely satisfied
6 very satisfied
5 quite satisfied
4 both satisfied and dissatisfied
3 quite dissatisfied
2 very dissatisfied
1 extremely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
ESEFFECT SIZE
Type; descriptive statistic
Range: [-1;+1]

Meaning:

Computation: T1-T2 mean devided by pooled SD

Interpretation: ES<.20 trivial, .20>ES>.50 small, .50>ES>.80 medium, >.80 large effect

Reference: Cohen
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl