Correlational finding on Happiness and Current psycho-somatic complaints
Subject code: H15ab

StudyNeuberger & Allerbeck (1978): study XZ Germany West 1978
TitleMessung und Analyse von Arbeitszufriedenkeit. (Measurement and Analysis of Satisfaction with Work).
SourceHans Huber Verlag, 1978, Bern, Switzerland
PublicEmployees, glass industry, West-Germany, 1976
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =106

Correlate
Author's labelNervousness
Page in Source 147
Our classificationCurrent psycho-somatic complaints, code H15ab
Operationalization
Index of direct questions about:
Psychosomatic complaints, respectively the amount in 
which bodily symptoms are consciously registrated.
Part of 114 item Freiburger Persönlichkeits-Inventar 
(Freiburger Personality Inventory: Fahrenberg & Selg, 
1973, short form A).

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-ar=-.28 p < .05


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-AO-c-sq-f-7-aSelfreport on single question:

When you're not only thinking of your job, but of your total present situation (house, prices, health, love, politics, neighbors, etc.), how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole? Please mark the appropriate face below.

Rated on pictorial scale, consisting of seven smilies, expressing variations from very dissatisfied (a) to very satisfied (g) ( Kunin's 'Faces scale') Pictures not reproduced here).
1 unhappy face
.
.
4 neutral face
.
.
7 happy face

Item in the "Arbeitsbeschreibungsbogen" (job-description questionaire).


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 « no correlation ,
r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl