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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
materialistic versus spiritual values
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on question "My life is mainly a question of.."
a: Materialistic values:
   - making money
   - get your needs fulfilled.
Spiritual values:
   - make the world a better place
   - serving God

Spiritual/material ratio of values
1: 2 more material than spiritual values
2: 1 more material. than spiritual values
3: equal number of material and spiritual values
4: 1 more spiritual than material values
5: 2 more spiritual than material values

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a r = -.07 p < .01 1: Mt=8.50
2: Mt=7.34
3: Mt=7.56
4: Mt=7.91
5: Mt=7.90
All Mt=7.75
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e r = -.01 ns 1: Mt=8.00
2: Mt=7.06
3: Mt=7.39
4: Mt=7.63
5: Mt=7.28
All Mt=7.44
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha r = +.00 ns 1: Mt=7.75
2: Mt=6.79
3: Mt=6.89
4: Mt=7.01
5: Mt=6.89
All Mt=6.94