Correlational finding on Happiness and Number of persons in household
Subject code: H20ab03

StudyAllardt (1973): study DK 1972
TitleAbout Dimensions of Welfare: An Explanatory Analysis of a Comperative Scandinavian Survey.
SourceResearch Reports, Nr.1, Research Group for Comparative Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1973, Finland
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/allardt_e_1973.pdf
Public15-64 aged, general public, Denmark, 1972
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =1000

Correlate
Author's labelHousing density
Our classificationNumber of persons in household, code H20ab03
Operationalization
Number of persons per room.9-point scale ranging from 
"4 persons or more" to ".19 or less".

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-arpc=-.08
rpc controlled for:
-Income
-education
-social status
-chronic illness
-anxiety
-frequency of meetings with relatives
-number of friends
-opportunities to make personal contacts
-possibilities to decide on matters concerning 
one's own personal life
-number of memberships in clubs and associations, 
interesting life
-easyness of life
-loneliness-
-feeling of being liked-
-feeling of being able to use knowledge and 
skills-
-feeling of chance to succeed
-gets sufficient attention
-satisfaction with income
-age
-gender
-number of communities in which lived


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-aSelfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 quite unhappy
1 very unhappy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rpcPARTIAL CORRELATION COEFFICIENT
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning: a partial correlation between happiness and one of the correlates is that correlation, which remains after accounting for the contribution of the other influences, or some of them, to the total variability in the happiness scores.
Under that conditions
rpc > 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating,
rpc < 0 a higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating,
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl