Correlational finding on Happiness and Desire of getting married
Subject code: M02ah01a

StudyWoldringh & Knapen (1980): study NL 1978
TitleVrij en Alleen. (Free and Alone).
SourceInstitute of Applied Sociology, University of Nijmegen, 1980, Netherlands
PublicUnmarried adults, big cities, the Netherlands, 1978
Sample
Non-Response62% of which 28% refusals
Respondents N =160

Correlate
Author's labelDesire of getting married
Page in Source 130
Our classificationDesire of getting married, code M02ah01a
Operationalization
Factor derived from items such as 
'Watches marriage advertisements'.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-cy-sq-v-5-ar=-.20
M-FH-cy-sq-v-5-ar=-.25
males    30 - 34 years old : r = -.45
         45 - 49 years old : r = +.03
females  30 - 34 years old : r = -.12
         45 - 49 years old : r = -.40


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-cy-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

"How do you feel in general, during the last year, happy or not so happy......?"
5 very happy
4 fairly happy
3 not happy, not unhappy
2 not too happy
1 unhappy
Don't know


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