Correlational finding on Happiness and Depressive (f31-33)
Subject code: H13ac04a

StudyBroadbent et al. (2018): study AU 2013 /3
TitleDomain Compensation in Quality of Life of Individuals with Vasovagal Syncope: a Test of Homeostasis Theory.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2018, Vol. 13, 197 - 210
URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11482-017-9520-0
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11482-017-9520-0
PublicVasovagal synscope patients, Australia, 2013
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =47

Correlate
Author's labeldepression
Page in Source 204
Our classificationDepressive (f31-33), code H13ac04a
Operationalization
Self report on 7 questions on symptoms of  adhedonia 
with two items concerning interest in appearance and 
activity:
a.  I still enjoy the things I used to enjoy
b.  I can laugh and see the funny side of things
c. 	 I feel cheerful
d.  I feel as if I am slowed down
e.	  I have lost interest in my appearance
f.  I look forward with enjoyment to things
g.	  I can enjoy a good book or radio or TV  programme.

Rated:
0.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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10.
Observed distributionM=3.32; SD= 3.09
Remarks
Depression subscale of Hospital Anxiety and Depression 
Scale (HADS) by Zigmond and Smith (1983).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-bBeta=-.62 p < .01
Beta controlled for:
- age
- gender
- relationship status
- employment status
- educational attainment


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-bSelfreport on single question:

Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0 completely unsatisfied
10
20
30
40
50 neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
60
70
80
90
100 completely satisfied

item in Personal Wel-being Index


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Beta STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic.

Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric.
Range: [-1 ; +1]

Meaning:
beta > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average.
beta = 0 no correlation.
beta = + 1 or -1 perfect correlation.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl