Correlational finding on Happiness and Current coping-style
Subject code: C11ab01

StudyOrmel (1980): study NL 1970
TitleMoeite met Leven of een Moeilijk Leven. (Difficulties with Living or a Difficult Life).
SourceKonstapel, 1980, Groningen, Netherlands
Public15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Respondents N =296

Author's labelTolerance degree
Page in Source 350
Our classificationCurrent coping-style, code C11ab01
8 item additive index about willingness to discuss 
delicate matters.Each rated on a 5-point scale.
Typical items are:
- It is incomprehensable that people
  reveal their marriage problems.    
- These days people talk easily about
  their problems.
- You have to solve your own problems
  without complaining.
Assessed at T2(1976) 

Observed Relation with Happiness
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-cr=+.03 ns
T2 happiness by T2 tolerance degree
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-cr=+.12 p < .05
T3 happiness by T2 tolerance degree

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-cSelfreport on 8 questions:

" In the past few weeks did you ever feel.....?"
A Pleased about having accomplished something
B Upset because someone critized you
C Proud because someone complimented you one something you had done
D That things are going your way
E So restless you couldn't sit long in a chair
F Unhappy or depressed
G Particularly interested in something
H Lonely and remote from other people

Response options:
0 not at all
1 sometimes
2 often
3 very often

Scoring: a = 0..........d = 3

Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A, C, D, G
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on B, E, F, H
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (variant)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
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]

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.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.