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Correlational findings

Study Berkman (1971): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Public:
Adults, general public, Alameda County, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-evaluated com- parative financial status
Our Classification
Operationalization
3-item index of closed questions on present financial situation compared with:
- former expectations
- present situation compared with what
  it used to be
- situation of most relatives and
  friends.
Trichtomized into:
1: worse
2: intermediate
3: better

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-u-mq-v-3-a DMr = +   proportion happy:
0: worse           25.3%     AR= .42
1: intermediate    39.0%     AR= .50
2: better          35.8%     AR= .56
Unaffected by S.E.S.
The average ridits (AR) were calculated with
the distribution of the total sample as reference