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Correlational findings

Study Rahtz et al. (1988): study US 1983

Public:
60+ aged, mid-Atlantic region, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 752
Non Response:
84 %
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Social comparison
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"Compared to the accomplishments of most people in your position, how satisfied are you ?"
Rated on a 6-step Likert-like scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = +.37 p < .01 95 % confidence interval for rho = [.30; .43] O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a rpc = +.35 p < .01 rpc controlled for "TV viewership" O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a rpc = +.37 p < .01 rpc controlled for "belief cultivation".
(perceived reality value of TV predentation).
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a rpc = +.36 p < .01 rpc controlled for both "TV viewership" and
"belief cultivation"