### Correlational finding on Happiness and Response scaleSubject code: I06ab03

 Study VanBeuningen et al. (2014): study NL 2013 Title Measuring Well-Being. An Analysis of Different Response Scales. Source Discussion Paper 2014/03,, Statistics Netherlands, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands Public 18+ aged, general public, Netherlands,2013 Sample Probability simple random sample Non-Response Respondents N = 970

 Correlate Author's label Classification of the 1-10 scale for life satisfaction Page in Source 20 Our classification Response scale, code I06ab03 Operationalization ```Same question on life satisfaction rated on two different response scales A 5-step verbal scale (O-SSL-c-sq-v-5-d) - extraordinary satisfied - very satisfied - satisfied - fairly satisfied - not very satisfied B 10 completely satisfied : 1 completely dissatisfied B serves as correlate in this analysis ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a tc=+.59 p < .00 ```1 to 4 Not satisfied 5,6 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 7,8 Satisfied 9,10 Very satisfied ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text O-SLL-c-sq-n-10-a Selfreport on single question'Taken all together, how satisfied are you with the life you currently lead? Please indicate on this scale. 10 means that you are completely satisfied and 1 means that you are completely dissatisfied.'10 completely satisfied987654321 completely dissatisfied

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation tc KENDALL'S TAU-C (Also referred to as Stuart's tau-c)Type: test statisticMeasurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happiness: ordinalRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:tc = 0 « no rank correlation tc = 1 « perfect rank correlation, where high values of the correlate correspondwith high happiness ratings.tc = -1 « perfect rank correlation, where high values of the correlate correspondwith low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl