Correlational finding on Happiness and A-ARE by M-AO
Subject code: H07ab04c

StudyPappot & Phaff (2004): study NL 2004
TitleGeluk onder Gedetineerden. (Happiness in Jail).
SourceResearch Paper University Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, 2004, Netherlands
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/pappot_t_2004.pdf
PublicPrisoners and controls, The Netherlands, 2004
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response40%
Respondents N =42

Correlate
Author's labelmood
Page in Source Table 3
Our classificationA-ARE by M-AO, code H07ab04c
Operationalization
Sel report on single question:
How happy do you feel AT THIS MOMENT? Select the number 
which best describes your happiness
-5 very unhappy
-4
-3
-2
-1
0  neutral
+1
+2
+3
+4
+5 very happy.

Assessed three times a day during 10 consecutive days.
Observed distributionoverall mean: 0.87
Remarks
Happiness measure type A-ARE

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-dDM= p < .000
           mood               happiness 
           (multiple moment   (global rating on
            assesment)         single question)

All         0,87               2,12
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-dDM= p < .056
Controls    1.73               2.42
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-dDM= p < .007
Prisoners   0.25               1.59


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-dSelfreport on single question:

How happy do you feel IN GENERAL? Select the number which best describes your happiness. Very unhappy is -5 and very happy is 5
- 5 very unhappy
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5 very happy

Computation: recoded 0 to 10, where -5 is 0 and +5 is 10


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl