Correlational finding on Happiness and Household income
Subject code: I01ab03

StudyHalman et al. (1987): study GB Northern Ireland 1981 /1
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
SourceTilburg University Press, 1987, Tilburg, Netherlands
Public18+ aged, general public, Northern Ireland, 1981
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =312

Correlate
Author's labelFamily Income
Page in Source 369
Our classificationHousehold income , code I01ab03
Operationalization
Direct question: "Now we're talking about the total 
family income, before taxes, premiums and so on are 
paid. Your answer will be kept secret. Which number on 
this card corresponds best with your total family 
income?"
1  NLG <12000-39999  (low)
2  NLG  40000-50999  (middle)
3  > NLG 51000       (high)

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-ar=+.06 ns
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aar=+.12 p < .05


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 not very happy
1 not at all happy.
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aaSelfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1 dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 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