Correlational finding on Happiness and Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Subject code: L04ac02

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 labelPWI well-being index, without health satisfaction
Page in Source 204
Our classificationMultiple aspect evaluations of life, code L04ac02
Operationalization
Self report on six questions:
a. How satisfied are you with your standard of living? 
	  
b. How satisfied are you with what you are achieving in 
life? 
c. How satisfied are you with your personal 
relationships? 
d. How satisfied are you with how safe you feel?  		 
e. How satisfied are you with feeling part of your 
community? 
f. How satisfied are you with your future security?

Rated:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Observed distributionM= 7.36 ; SD= 1.75
Remarks
These are six of the seven life satisfaction domains 
from the Personal Well-being Index, minus health 
(Cummins, 2004).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-u-sq-n-101-bBeta=+.88 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