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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
Rationalization of inequality
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Alpha=.66
Remarks
Scores adjusted for non response, within-household selection, poststratification of age and education, and attrition from T1 to T2.
Operationalization
Mean of responses to the six anti-egalitarianistic statements, such as:
- It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others
- This country would be better off if we worried less about how equal people are

Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a = T2 attitudes to social inequality by T2 happiness O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a b = +.23 p < .05
B controlled for:
- Political conservatism
- Income
- Education
- Sex
- Age
- Marital status
- Employment status
- Church attendance
- Need for cognition
O-SL?-?-sq-v-3-a = Sobel's statistic = 2.22, p<.03