Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Survey name
AU Australian QOL Panel Study Waves 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
N = 942
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with Standard of Living: earlier, later
Our Classification
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 O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = + p < .05 EARLIER Happiness by LATER satisfaction with marriage (Top-down)
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = +.18(05)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = +.12(05)
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = - ns EARLIER Satisfaction with marriage by LATER happiness (Bottom-u4
- Level by level (Contempurous) Beta = -.04(ns)
- Change by change (lagged)     Beta = -.02(ns)

Betas controled for T1
- socio-demogaphics
- personality
  - extraversion
  - neuroticism