Correlational finding on Happiness and Worries in nationSubject code: N09ab01f

 Study Ng et al. (2009): study ZZ World samples 2005 Title Affluence, Feelings of Stress, and Well-Being. Source Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 94, 257 - 271 DOI DOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9422-5 Public 15+ aged, general public, 121 nations, 2005-2006 Sample Probability sample (unspecified) Non-Response Respondents N = 125077

 Correlate Author's label Worry on individual and nation level Page in Source 264 Our classification Worries in nation, code N09ab01f Operationalization ```Selfreport on single question. Did you experience these feeling a lot in the previous day? Worry Rated: 1: yes 0: no ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r=-.12 p < .001 ```Individual level: Individual happiness by individual worry ``` C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r=-.05 ```Nation level: AVERAGE happiness by % worried ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Selfreport on single question:Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?10 best possible9876543210 worst possible lifeThis question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation r PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')Type: test statistic.Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:r = 0 « no correlation ,r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, andr = -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