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Correlational findings

Study Lee et al. (2002): study US 1997

Public:
18+ aged, students, USA, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 298
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with acquisition
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions:

Please indicate how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the shopping in our community. Respond to each of the following aspects of the shopping environment in your community:

a. Quality of goods available in local stores
b. Prices charged in local stores
c. Attractiveness or ambiance of local stores
d. Courtesy or helpfulness of store personnel
e. Hours that the stores are open
f. Store refund/replacement policies for defective goods
g. Availablity of goods you want in local stores

Rated:
1=awful
2=bad
3=unsatisfactory
4=neutral
5=satisfactory
6=good
7=wonderful
0=no opinion, missing value

Composite index is average of 7 formative single indicators.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.60 p < .01 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.13 p < .01 Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
- job
- family
- finance
- health
- education
- friendships
- leisure
- neighbors
- community
- spiritual
- taxes
- environment
- political situation
- housing
- cultural life
- social life

Unaffected by additional control for satisfaction with:
- possessions
- consumption
- repair services
- do-it-yourself repairs
- disposition
(consumer well-being)