Correlational finding on Happiness and Group morale
Subject code: I02ad02

StudyForti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977
TitleA Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation.
SourceCommunity Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304
PublicCatholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Non-ResponseT1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Respondents N =137

Author's labelSocial support
Our classificationGroup morale, code I02ad02
Single closed question: 'Compared to other religious 
communities, how do you rate yours on the way sisters 
get along?', rated on a 4-point scale: (1) Better than 
all; (2) Better than most; (3) about the same as most; 
(4) not as good as most. (order reversed)

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-ar=+.18 p < .05
Only assessed at T1

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-aSelfreport on single question:

Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole?
7 delighted
6 very satisfying
5 satisfying
4 mixed
3 dissatisfying
2 very dissatisfying
1 terrible
- No opinion

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified

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.