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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 consumption
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 11 questions:

If you own any of the following items, please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied/dissatisied with
using or consuming them. Since we sometimes use things we do not own or own things or service we do not use, it should be possible to separate our general satisfaction in a using a thing from our satisfaction in owning it. On these items, indicate only how you feel about using or consuming the item, not how you feel about owning it. Respond only to the items you use.

a. Health care services (doctors, dentists, optometrists, etc.)
b. Banking/insurance services
c. Personal care services (barbers, hairdressers, manicurists, etc.)
d. Restaurants
e. Food and grocery items
f. Consumer electronis (CD player, TV, VCR, computers, etc.)
g. Furniture and/or appliances
h. Private transportation (cars, trucks, motorcycles,and bicycles)
i. clothing accessories, and jewelry
j. Utilities (electricity, telephone, etc.)
k. 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 11 formative single indicators.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.66 p < .01 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.22 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
- possessions
- repair services
- do-it-yourself repairs
- disposition
(consumer well-being)