Correlational finding on Happiness and Gender of children
Subject code: C04ab02

StudyErlandsson et al. (2010): study US 1989
TitleWomen’s Perceived Frequency of Disturbing Interruptions and Its Relationship to Self-Rated Health and Satisfaction with Life as a Whole.
SourceStress and Health, 2010, Vol. 26, 225 - 232
URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smi.1287/pdf
PublicSingle black mothers receiving child care, Ohio, United States, 1989
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =111

Correlate
Author's labelGender of Child
Page in Source 29.30
Our classificationGender of children, code C04ab02
Operationalization
Responses to rhe queston, "Is your three- or 
four-year-old child a boy or a girl?"
1 boy
0 girl

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-g-sq-l-9-ar=-.27 p < .01
Less hapy with a boy


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
C-BW-g-sq-l-9-aSelfreport on single question:

… your life in general … (full question not reported)
9 best I could expect to have
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 worst I could expect to have


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.
http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl