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Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (2010a): study ZZ 2005

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 132 nations, 2005-2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 136839
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
And telephone interview.

Correlate

Authors's label
Basic needs unmet
Our Classification
Operationalization
Answer to question were there times in the past year you had not enough money for:
a.Food.
b.Shelter
Rated: yes/no
Average score on a and b.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.32 p < .001 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = -.08   Beta controled for:
- Psychological needs met.
- Luxury conveniences
- Satisfaction with standard of living
- Relative income
- Log income
- National income (log GDP/capita)