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Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980

Public:
College students, 31 nations, 1980's
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13113
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with life domains
Our Classification
Operationalization
Ss were asked to rate their satisfaction with 8 domains:
- health
- finances
- family
- friends
- recreation
- self
- education
Rated on 7 point Delighted-Terrible scale.  

Then after removing the best and worst rated domains, average satisfaction with the six middle domains was calculated.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.32 Satisfaction with 6 middle domains.
Beta controlled for:
- satisfaction with best domain
- satisfaction with worst domain
- happiness (O-HL)
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.09 p < .001 Satisfaction with best liked domain
Beta controled for:
- satisfaction with middle liked 6 domains
- satisfaction with worst liked domain
- overall happiness (O-HL)

Stronger among happy Ss
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.15 Satisfaction with worst liked domain
Beta controled for:
- satisfaction with 6 middle liked domains
- satisfaction with worst liked domain
- overall happiness (O-HL)

Stronger among least happy Ss