Correlational finding on Happiness and Organizational change in institution
Subject code: I02ad03

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 labelOrganizational change
Our classificationOrganizational change in institution, code I02ad03
A president and council form of administration was 
replaced by team governance.

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-aE=+.23 p < .01
T1 (before change)         Mt'= 8.3
T2 (2 years after change)  Mt'= 8.5
T3 (4 years after change)  Mt'= 8.6

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
ECORRELATION RATIO (Elsewhere sometimes called h or ETA)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: nominal or ordinal, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning: correlate is accountable for E x 100 % of the variation in happiness.
E = 0 knowledge of the correlate value does not improve the prediction quality of the happiness rating.
E = 1 knowledge of the correlate value enables an exact prediction of the happiness rating
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.