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Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993

Public:
18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1494
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
durable consumer goods
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question:
"Does your household own any of the following durable consumer goods ?"
a: telephone         
b: television           
c: computer/pc       
d: washing machine    
e: holiday home      
f: car               
g: motorcycle        
h: boat

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a DMt = +                    has:        has not:  DMt
a: telephone       Mt=7.76     Mt=7.74  +0.02
b: television      Mt=7.78     Mt=7.11  +0.67  
c: computer/pc     Mt=7.90     Mt=7.70  +0.20
d: washing machine Mt=7.86     Mt=7.39  +0.45
e: holiday home    Mt=7.61     Mt=7.78  -0.17
f: car             Mt=7.90     Mt=7.37  +0.53
g: motorcycle      Mt=7.98     Mt=7.75  +0.23
h: boat            Mt=8.09     Mt=7.73  +0.26
Mean                                    +0.25
All Mt=7,75
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e DMt = +                    has:        has not:  DMt
a: telephone       Mt=7.46     Mt=6.85  +0.61  
b: television      Mt=7.45     Mt=6.98  +0.47
c: computer/pc     Mt=7.54     Mt=7.39  +0.15
d: washing machine Mt=7.58     Mt=6.98  +0.60
e: holiday home    Mt=7.58     Mt=7.41  +0.17
f: car             Mt=7.60     Mt=6.99  +0.61
g: motorcycle      Mt=7.88     Mt=7.43  +0.45
h: boat            Mt=7.76     Mt=7.41  +0,35
Mean                                    +0.43
All Mt=7,44
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha DMt = +                    has         has not   DMt
a: telephone       Mt=6.95     Mt=6.73  +0.12
b: television      Mt=6.95     Mt=6.95  0
c: computer/pc     Mt=7.05     Mt=6.89  +0.16
d: washing machine Mt=7.03     Mt=6.65  +0.35
e: holiday home    Mt=6.99     Mt=6.93  +0.06
f: car             Mt=7.09     Mt=6.54  +0.54
g: motorcycle      Mt=7.29     Mt=6.93  +0.36
h: boat            Mt=7.39     Mt=6.90  +0.49
Mean                                    +0.26
All Mt=6,94