Correlational finding on Happiness and Actual popularity (socio-metrically)
Subject code: P10ab01

StudyJohnson (1940): study US 1940
TitleThe Social Meaning of Mood.
SourceThe Journal of Social Psychology, 1940, Vol. 12, 163 - 169
PublicFemale university students, members of a sorority, USA, 1940
Sample
Non-Response-
Respondents N =30

Correlate
Author's labelPopularity
Page in Source 166
Our classificationActual popularity (socio-metrically), code P10ab01
Operationalization
Peerrating by 30 sorority members for 'being liked'. 
Rating by ranking in a randomly assigned group of 15 
Ss. 

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-CP-g-rdp-ro-0-aDM=+
Most liked:  mean rank = 5.4
Least liked: mean rank = 11.0
Most cheerfull rank 1, least 15


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-CP-g-rdp-ro-0-aPeer rating on single question:

Ranking by 30 sorority members. The 30 members were divided in two groups of 15 and each member was asked to rank the two groups on basis of "cheerfulness and gaiety" (full item not reported).


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl