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Correlational findings

Study Bjornskov (2008a): study US 1993

Public:
18+aged, general public, 9 regions, USA, 1983-1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60200
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Trends in life-satisfaction 1983-1998
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question: I am very satisfied with the way things are going in my life these days:
1 definitively disagree
2
3
4
5
6  definitively agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = Average happiness in 1983 by average happiness in 1998 O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.68 p < .01 Pacific O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.58 p < .01 Mid Atlantic O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.55 p < .01 New England O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.50 p < .01 South Atlantic O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.40 p < .01 East North Central O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.28 p < .05 West South Central O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.03 ns East South Central O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = .00 ns West North Central O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = +.07 ns Mountain O-SLP-c-sq-v-6-a tb = -.53 p < .05 All USA