print

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
Discrepancy between aspirations (self reported) and income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference in response to two questions:

A 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.

B Self report on a question about household income in SFr. per month on a scale of 13 categories

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -.41 p < .00 B's controled for:
- household size
- household composition
- socio-demographic characteristics
- language differences
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I b = -.38 p < .00 B additionaly controled for:
- household income

B means that if aspiration level increases by 100 %, happiness decreases by .41 points (4,6 %) on the happiness scale 1-10