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Correlational findings

Study Oishi et al. (1999): study ZZ 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 39 nations, 1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54446
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Financial satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: "How satisfied are you with the financial situation of your household?"

Rated 1 (dissatisfied) to 10 (satisfied)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa b = +.35 p < .001 Average Happiness by Average financial satisfaction in 39 nations

Stronger in poorer nations
uneffected by individualism in nation

B +.35 means that a 1 point difference in financial satisfaction corresponds with 0.35 point difference in happiness on the same 1-10 point scale