Correlational finding on Happiness and Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Subject code: H04ab01a

StudyKozma & Stones (1980): study CA 1975 /1
TitleThe Measurement of Happiness: Development of the Measurement of Happiness: Development of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness (M.U.N.S.H.).
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1980, Vol. 35, 906 - 912
PublicEldery, living in old age home,New Foundland, Canada, 197?
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =55

Correlate
Author's labelAffect Balance (ABS)
Page in Source 911
Our classificationRecent happiness (< 1 year ago), code H04ab01a
Operationalization
Selfreport on 10 questions:

We would like to ask you some questions about how 
things have been going. Please answer 'yes' id a 
statement is true for you and 'no' if it does not apply 
to you. In the past months have you been feeling
A  On top of the world?
B  In high spirits
C  Particular content with lige?
D  Lucky?
E  Bored?
F  Very lonely or remote from people?
G Depressed or very unhappy?
H  Flustered because you didn't know what was expected 
of you/
I  Generally satisfied with the way your life has 
turned out?

Response options:
2  yes
1  don't know
0  no

Computation: (A+B+C+D+I) - (E+F+G+H)

MUNSH Affect Balance Scale
Remarks
Assessed with 6 to 12 month interval

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-AB-cq-mq-v-2-ar=+.27


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-AB-cq-mq-v-2-aSelfreport on 10 questions:

We would like to ask you some questions about how things have been going. Please answer 'yes' if a statement is true for you and 'no' if it does not apply to you. In the past months have you been feeling
A On top of the world?
B In high spirits
C Particular content with your life?
D Lucky?
E Bored?
F Very lonely or remote from other people?
G Depressed or very unhappy?
H Flustered because you didn't know what was expected of you?
I Bitter about the way your life has turned out?
J Generally satisfied with the way your life has turned out?

Scoring:
2 = yes
1 = don't know
0 = no

Computation: (A+B+C+D+J) - (E+F+G+H+I) + 10
MUNSH Affect Balance Scale


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