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Correlational findings

Study Stutzer (2004): study CH 1992

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 1992-94
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4462
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Aspiration level (self reported)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on the single question:
What income would you indicate as good or bad in your circumstances? Please try to state what income per month (before taxes) for your entire household to be sufficient.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -.38 p < .00 All O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -.22 p < .05 Happy only (>4)

B's controled for:
- household income
- household size
- household composition
- socio-demographic characteristics
- language differences

B means that if aspiration level increases by 100 %, happiness decreases by .38 points (4,2 %) on the happiness scale 1-10