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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 /1

Public:
Adults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, followed 25 months 1978-1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in satisfaction with standard of living
Our Classification
Remarks
Both Happiness (ABS) and satisfaction with standard of living were assessed at T1 and T2 (25 month interval)
Operationalization
Index of two single questions on satisfaction with:
a: The income you and your family have
b: Your standard of living: the things you have; housing ,car, furniture, etc.
Both items scored on 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.11 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction with standard of living A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = -.09 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction with standard of living
Beta controlled for satisfaction with
- sex life
- health
- house
- friends
- self-fulfillment
- leisure