Subject code: I01af05f

Study | Andrews & Withey (1976): study US 1973 |

Title | Social Indicators of Well-Being. Americans Perceptions of Life Quality. |

Source | Plenum Press, 1976, New York, USA |

Public | 18+ aged, general public, USA, 1973/3 |

Sample | Probability area sample |

Non-Response | 26% |

Respondents N = | 1433 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Satisfaction with physical needs met |

Page in Source | 141 |

Our classification | Satisfaction with physical needs met, code I01af05f |

Operationalization | Closed question: "How do you feel about the extent to which your physical needs are met?" Rated on a 7-point scale: terrible/ unhappy/ mostly dissatisfied/ mixed/ mostly satisfied/ pleased/ delighted |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | E²=+.56 | |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | Beta=+.19 | ß controlled for 7 criterion satisfactions: - amount of fun - physical needs met - yourself - how fairly treated - interesting daily life - adjust to changes - financial security - develop oneself |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | Beta=+.19 | ß additionally controlled for sociodemographic variables: - family life-cycle - age - family income - eduaction - race |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a | Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction' |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

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. |

E² | CORRELATION RATIO (Elsewhere sometimes called h² or ETA) Type: test statistic Measurement level: Correlate: nominal or ordinal, Happiness: metric Range: [0; 1] Meaning: correlate is accountable for E² x 100 % of the variation in happiness. E² = 0 « knowledge of the correlate value does not improve the prediction quality of the happiness rating. E² = 1 « knowledge of the correlate value enables an exact prediction of the happiness rating |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl