Correlational finding on Happiness and A-ARE by A-ARE
Subject code: H07ab02h

StudyCameron (1975): study US 1970
TitleMood as an Indicant of Happiness: Age, Sex, Social Class and Situational Differences.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 216 - 224
PublicCollege students, Detroit, USA, 197?
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response?
Respondents N =187

Correlate
Author's labelMood
Page in Source 218/220
Our classificationA-ARE by A-ARE, code H07ab02h
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question, asked 21 times in a 
period of 10 weeks (experience sampling)
How would you characterize your mood or impulse of the 
last instant....?
3  happy
2  neutral
1  sad
Summation: average of 21 scores.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-ar=_.41 p < .001
Frequency of happy mood by frequency of neutral 
mood
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-ar=-.35 p < .001
Frequency of unhappy mood by frequency of neutral 
mood
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-ar= ns
Frequency of happy moods by frequency of unhappy 
moods


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-aSelfreport on single question, asked 21 times in a period of 10 weeks (experience sampling)

How would you characterize your mood or impulse of the last instant....?
3 happy
2 neutral
1 sad

Summation: average of 21 scores.


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