Correlational finding on Happiness and Popularity with opposite sex
Subject code: P10ab02c

StudyFeingold (1983): study US 1978
TitleHappiness, Unselfishness, and Popularity.
SourceJournal of Psychology, 1983, Vol. 115, 3 - 5
PublicUniversity students, USA, 197?
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =175

Correlate
Author's labelSelf-reported popularity with opposite sex
Page in Source 5
Our classificationPopularity with opposite sex, code P10ab02c
Operationalization
Single direct question:"How popular are you (or were 
you) in general with
members of the opposite sex?".
Rated on a 6-points scale, rating
from 1 (=not popular at all) to 6 
(=very popular).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-br=+.36 p < .001
Men   r'=+.37 (001)
Women r'=+.35 (001)
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-brpc=+.34 p < .01
Men   rpc=+.32 (01)
Woman rpc=+.35 (01)
rpc controlled for unselfishness


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HP-u-sq-v-5-bSelfreport on single question:

To what degree do you consider yourself a happy person?
1 unhappy
2 not that happy
3 not happy and not unhappy
4 happy
5 very happy


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.
rpcPARTIAL CORRELATION COEFFICIENT
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning: a partial correlation between happiness and one of the correlates is that correlation, which remains after accounting for the contribution of the other influences, or some of them, to the total variability in the happiness scores.
Under that conditions
rpc > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating,
rpc < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating,
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl