Correlational finding on Happiness and Anxious
Subject code: P05af

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 labelanxiety
Page in Source 204
Our classificationAnxious, code P05af
Operationalization
Self report on 7 questions on symptoms of  nervousness, 
restlessness and tension:
a. I feel tense or wound up
b. I get a sort of frightened feeling as if    
something bad is about to happen
c.  Worrying thoughts go through my mind
d. I can sit at ease and feel relaxed
e. I get a sort of frightened feeling like butterflies 
in the stomach
f. I feel restless and have to be on the move
g. I get sudden feelings of panic

Rated:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Observed distributionM= 6.81; SD=3.94
Remarks
Anxiety 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=-.32 p < .05
Beta controlled for:
 - age
 - gender
 - relationship status
 - employment status
 - educational attainment
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-b


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