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Correlational findings

Study Perkins (1991): study US 1987

Public:
College-educated (liberal arts) adults, USA, 1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 860
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Yuppie Orientation
Our Classification
Operationalization
The importance of financial and occupational success relative to family and social relationships. Index scores ranged from 1-9.  Anyone above 5 or higher on this index was classified as having a high yuppie orientation.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - p < .001                            % unhappy    
All                       
-high yuppie orientation    10.7%
-low yuppie orientation      4.3%
Difference                  +6.4%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - p < .01 Males
-high yuppie orientation    12.1%
-low yuppie orientation      4.2%
Difference                   7.9%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - ns Females
-high yuppie orientation   8.6%
-low yuppie orientation    4.4%
Difference                +4.2%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - ns High religious commitment
-high yuppie orientation 5.5%
-low yuppie orientation  4.1%
Difference              +1.1%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - p < .05 Low religious commitment
-high yuppie orientation 13.6%
-low yuppie orientation   4.5%
Difference               +9.1%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - ns High religious commitment, males
-high yuppie orientation   6.8%
-low yuppie orientation    3.5%
Difference                +3.3%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - ns High religious commitment, females
-high yuppie orientation   3.7%
-low yuppie orientation    4.4%
Difference                +0.7%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - p < .05 Low religious commitment,males
-high yuppie orientation    14.6%
-low yuppie orientation      4.7%
Difference                  +9.9%
M-AO-c-sq-v-4-a D% = - p < .05 Low religious commitment, females
-high yuppie orientation   12.0%   
-low yuppie orientation     4.4%
Difference                 +7.6%