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Correlational findings

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

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 942
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Standard of Living
Our Classification
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 O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.04 ns Contemporaneous bottom up:satisfaction with standard of living makes people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.18 p < .05 Contemporaneous top down: happy people are satisfied with their standard of living O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = -.02 ns Lagged bottum up: satisfaction with standard of living makes people happy O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a Beta = +.12 p < .05 Lagged top down: happy people are satisfied with standard of living

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with
- marriage
- job
- leisure
- friendship
- health