Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with health-services
Subject code: H17ai03

StudyHulin (1969): study CA 1967
TitleSource of Variation in Job and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Community and Job-Related Variables.
SourceJournal of Applied Psychology, 1969, Vol. 53, 279 - 291
DOIDOI: 10.1037/h0027853
PublicWhite collar workers, living in company towns, Columbia Canada, 196?
Sample
Non-Response24%
Respondents N =470

Correlate
Author's labelSatisfaction with availability of dentists in the community
Our classificationSatisfaction with health-services, code H17ai03
Operationalization
Question rated on a graphic rating scale very 
dissatisfied / somewhat dissatisfied / neither 
dissatisfied nor satisfied / somewhat satisfied / very 
satisfied.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-g-sq-f-7-ar=+.13 p < .05
Males only.


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-AO-g-sq-f-7-aSelfreport on single question:

"...... satisfaction with life in general........"
(Full question not reported.)

Responses scored on pictorial scale consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very unhappy to very happy.
1 unhappy face
2
3
4 neutral face
5
6
7 happy face
(Pictures not reproduced here.)

Name: Kunin's `Faces Scale'.


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