Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Subject code: L04ad02

StudyHsieh (2012a): study US 2007
TitleImportance is Not Unimportant: The Role of Importance Weighting in QOL Measures
SourceSocial Indicators Research 109: 267-278
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-011-9900-z
PublicFrail older adults in the USA,, 200?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =112

Correlate
Author's labelComposite domain satisfactions
Page in Source 275
Our classificationSatisfaction with multiple domains of life, code L04ad02
Operationalization
Rating of 7 life domains on
A  satisfaction 
B  perceived importance
- religion
- friendships
- finances
- spare time
- family life
- neighbourhood
- health

Both A and B rated on 7 step verbal reponse scale
Remarks
4 clusters of importance ratings were derived by 
hierarchical dendogram analysis

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.81
cluster 1: "less religious" people(N=19)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.49
cluster 2: "average" people(N=17)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.42
cluster 3: "all important" people (N=46)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-ar=+.51
cluster 4: "independent" people(N=30)

Correlation of happiness and summed domain 
satisfaction in 4 importance clusters


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-?-sq-v-7-aSelfreport on single question

.. Satisfaction with life as a whole (full text not reported)
7 completely satisfied
6 somewhat satisfied
5 slightly satisfied
4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3 slightly dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 completely dissatisfied


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