Correlational finding on Happiness and Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired)Subject code: M15ac06

 Study Brook et al. (1979): study US Dakota County, Minnesota 1972 Title Overview of Adult Health Status Measures Fielded in Rand's Health Insurance Study. Source Medical Care, 1979, Vol. 17 URL http://www.jstor.org/stable/3764335?seq=10 Public Heads of households, Dayton , USA, 1972-1979 Sample Probability simple random sample Non-Response Respondents N = 3441

 Correlate Author's label Vitality Page in Source 25 + 42 Our classification Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired), code M15ac06 Operationalization ```Self-report on 4 questions During the past month... a. How much energy, pep or vitality did you have or feel? b. Did you feel active, vigorous or dull, sluggish? c. Have you felt tired, worn out, used up, or exhausted? d. Have you been waking up feeling fresh and rested? ``` Observed distribution Range 4-24, M=17.57, SD=3.51 Error Estimates Internal-Consistency=.81

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r=+.39 p < .01

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Selfreport on single question:Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life[ 9 ] [ 8 ][ 7 ][ 6 ][ 5 ][ 4 ][ 3 ][ 2 ][ 1 ][ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)

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