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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 possessions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions:

If you own any of the following items, please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied/dissatisied with possessing or owning them.

a. House or condominium
b. Consumer electronis (CD player, TV, VCR, computers, etc.)
c. Furniture and/or appliances
d. Private transportation (cars, trucks, motorcycles,and bicycles)
e. clothing accessories, and jewelry
f. Savings and investments

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 6 formative single indicators.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.82 p < .01 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.49 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:
- acquisitions
- consumption
- repair services
- do-it-yourself repairs
- disposition
(consumer well-being)