Correlational finding on Happiness and Self-perceived health
Subject code: H14ab02

StudyMichalos & Zumbo (2002): study CA Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan 1999
TitleHealthy Days, Healthy Satisfaction and Satisfacton with the Overall Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 59, 321 - 338
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1019601213926
PublicAdults, general public, British Columbia, Canada, 1999
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1468

Correlate
Author's labelPhysically not good
Page in Source 324
Our classificationSelf-perceived health, code H14ab02
Operationalization
Thinking about your physical health, which includes 
physical illness and injury, how many days during the 
past 30 days was your phsical health not good?
____days
Observed distributionM = 3.9

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SQL-u-sq-n-7-ar=-.20 p < .01


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SQL-u-sq-n-7-aSelfreport on single question:

On a 7-point scale from 1 indicating 'very satisfied and 7 indicating 'very dissatisfied', how would you rate your level of satisfaction with your overall quality of life?
1 very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7 very satisfied


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