Correlational finding on Happiness and Actual changes in happiness
Subject code: H04ab02

StudyRafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995 /1
TitleRating Well-Being and Distress.
SourceStress Medicine, 2000, Vol. 16, 55 - 61
PublicRemitted mental outpatients, before and after additional therapy, Italy,199?
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =20

Author's labelResponsiveness to further treatment
Page in Source 56, 57, 58
Our classificationActual changes in happiness, code H04ab02
Happiness assessed of patients treated by either
a: cognitive behavioral therapy of residual symptoms 
b:by short-term well-being sychotherapeutic strategy 
(well-being therapy) at:
T1: before treatment
T2: after treatment (3 to 5 months later)

Observed Relation with Happiness
T1: before teatment   M = 2,7; SD = 1,9
T2: after treatment   M = 2,4; SD = 2,1
-difference              -0,3

T1-T2 difference: 3 to 5 months
M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-at.=2,06 ns

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-aSelfreport on 6 questions

Please describe how you have felt during THE PAST WEEK and make a small check mark. For example, the word nervous is on the first line. If you have felt nervous, check YES, if you have not felt nervous check NO
A Cheerfull
B Happy
C Feeling well
D Contented
E Enjoying yourself
F Looking forward to the future

1 yes
0 no

Name: Contentment subscale in Kellner's Symptom Questionnaire (SQ).
Version: Past Week.

Appendix 2: Statistics used
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.
t.t-STATISTIC (Student's t-statistic)
Type: symmetric standard test statistic.
One parameter: n (= number of degrees of freedom (df) ; range df: [1; + infinite)
Range for t: unlimited

Meaning : the test statistic is the ratio of a difference between a statistic and its expected value under the null hypothesis and its (estimated) standard error with n degrees of freedom.
The critical values of its probability distribution are tabulated extensively in almost any textbook on Statistics.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.