Correlational finding on Happiness and Attitudes to parenting
Subject code: C06ac

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 labelPrefer Work
Page in Source 29.30
Our classificationAttitudes to parenting, code C06ac
Operationalization
Self report on single question:"If your had a choice of 
being employed or staying home, which would you 
choose?"
1 prefer work
0 prefer home
Observed distributionPrefer home: n=43 Prefer work: n=68

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
C-BW-g-sq-l-9-aDM=+ p < .01
Prefer work: M=5.71  SD=1.21
Prefer home: M=5.16  SD=1.25
-difference: M=0.55

t=2.27(p<=.01)
C-BW-g-sq-l-9-ar=+.21 p < .01


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
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
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