Correlational finding on Happiness and Current anomy
Subject code: A06ab

StudyBorgatta et al. (1982): study US 1978 /1
TitleAlcohol Use and Abuse, Life Crisis Events, and the Elderly.
SourceResearch on Aging, 1982, Vol. 4, 378 - 408
URLhttp://roa.sagepub.com/content/4/3/378
DOIDOI: 10.1177/0164027582004003007
Public18+aged general public, USA 1978-80
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2994

Correlate
Author's labelAnomia (FAIRHELP)
Page in Source 402
Our classificationCurrent anomy, code A06ab
Operationalization
Questions that people are fai, helpful and can be 
trusted, Texts not reported.
Remarks
Measures NON-anomy

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=+.21
ALL
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aBeta=+.09
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=-.21
65- aged
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aBeta=+.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=+.17
45+ aged
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aBeta=+0.6
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ar=+.19
65+ aged
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aBeta=+.04
Beta's controled for:
- age
- sexe
- education
- church attendance
- race
- satisfaction with family
- satisfaction with health
- life crisis events
- income
- belief that people are fair and helpful
- smoking
- urbanity

Correlations reported with Unhappiness, sign 
changed by WDH-team


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Beta STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
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