Correlational finding on Happiness and Sex (male vs female)
Subject code: G01aa

StudyKeith (1985a): study US 1969
TitleWork, Retirement and Well-Being among Unmarried Men and Women.
SourceGerontologist, 1985, Vol. 25, 410 - 416
Public58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1398

Author's labelMale sex
Page in Source 414
Our classificationSex (male vs female), code G01aa
0 Female 
1 Male

Observed Relation with Happiness
At T1: r= -.09  (01)
At T2: r= -.06  (05)

T2 happiness assessed
Widowed            r= -.01 (ns)   = -.04 (ns)
Divorced/Separated r= -.07 (ns)   = -.05 (ns)
Never married      r= -.12 (ns)   = -.06 (ns)

's controlled for 
- earlier education
- age
- earlier occupation
- earlier happiness
- retirement attitudes
- health
- income
- employment.

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

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

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.