Correlational finding on Happiness and Satisfaction with health
Subject code: H14af04

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 labelhealth satisfaction
Page in Source 204
Our classificationSatisfaction with health, code H14af04
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
How satisfied are you with your health?
0.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Observed distributionM= 6.06; SD= 2.44
Remarks
This is one of the seven life satisfaction domains from 
the Personal Well-being Index (Cummins, 2004).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-bBeta=+.60 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