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Correlational findings

Study Napier & Jost (2008): study US 2000

Public
Voters, before and after presidential election, USA, 2000
Sample
Respondents
N = 1142
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)
T1: face-to-face or telephone interview; T2: telephone interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Employment status
Our Classification
Remarks
Scores adjusted for non response, within-household selection, poststratification of age and education, and attrition from T1 to T2.
Operationalization
Self-report on single question
1: unemployed
0: employed or not looking for work

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a = T1 employment status by T2 happiness O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = -.27 p < .05 B controlled for:
- Political conservatism
- Income
- Education
- Sex
- Age
- Marital status
- Church attendance
- Need for cognition
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = -.27 p < .05 B additionally controlled for:
- Rationalization of inequality

B mean point happiness (1-10) more or less per employment status (0-1)