Correlational finding on Happiness and Neurotic (f48)
Subject code: H13ac05c

StudyHeadey & Krause (1994): study AU 1981
TitleInequalities of Income, Health and Happiness: The Stratification Paradigm and Alternatives.
SourcePaper presented at the 13th World Congress of Sociology, 1994, Bielefeld, Germany
Public18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed from 1981 to 1989
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =502

Author's labelNeuroticism
Page in Source 15+51
Our classificationNeurotic (f48), code H13ac05c
Self report on 24 questions measuring anxiety, 
hypochondrian and psychosomatic symptoms
Eysenk Personality Inventory
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Error EstimatesCrombach alpha 0.82

Observed Relation with Happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-ar=-.23 p < .05
1881 Neuroticism by 1983 happiness: raw r
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-ar=-.28 p < .05
1981 Neuroticism by 1983 Happiness: disattenuated
Disattenuated correlation were obtained assuming 
validity coefficient of 0.82 for neuroticism and 
0.8 for happiness

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-aSelfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1 terrible
2 very unhappy
3 unhappy
4 mostly dissatisfied
5 mixed feelings
6 mostly satisfied
7 pleased
8 very pleased
9 delighted

Appendix 2: Statistics used
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]

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.
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.