Correlational finding on Happiness and Meaningful (vs useless)Subject code: L04ac01k

 Study Forti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977 Title A Documented Evaluation of Primary Prevention through Consultation. Source Community Mental Health Journal, 1983, Vol. 19, 290 - 304 DOI DOI:10.1007/BF00755410 Public Catholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981 Sample Non-Response T1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23% Respondents N = 137

 Correlate Author's label Feels useless at times Our classification Meaningful (vs useless), code L04ac01k Operationalization ```Single direct question: 'I feel useless at times' in 20-item anxiety index, rated on a 2-point scale, ranging from (0) true to (1) false. (order reversed) ```

 Observed Relation with Happiness HappinessMeasure Statistics Elaboration/Remarks O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a r=- ```T1: -.34 (01) T2: -.17 (05) T3: -.33 (01) Both variables assessed at T1, T2 and T3. Correlation concerns same time measures. ```

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
 Code Full Text O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a Selfreport on single question:Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole?7 delighted6 very satisfying5 satisfying4 mixed3 dissatisfying2 very dissatisfying1 terrible- No opinionName: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modifiedversion)

Appendix 2: Statistics used
 Symbol Explanation r PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')Type: test statistic.Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metricRange: [-1; +1]Meaning:r = 0 « no correlation ,r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, andr = -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