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 labelAvowed Happiness
Page in Source 911
Our classificationRecent happiness (< 1 year ago), code H04ab01a
Operationalization
2 item index (AVHT) of direct questions, scored on 7 
point scales:
a. happiness `at this moment of time'  (AVH)
b. happiness `over the past month'  (AVH30)
(precise items not reported)
Remarks
Assessed with 6 to 12 month interval

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-c-mq-?-6-ar=+.57


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-c-mq-?-6-aSelfreport on 2 questions:

A " ........avowed happiness at this moment of life......"
B " ........avowed happiness over the past month......"
(Full questions not reported)

Response options:
1
2
3
4
5
6
(response labels not reported)

Summation : not reported


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