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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 do-it-yourself repairs
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions:

People who do their own repair work often require materials and services that help them get the job done. Please indicate how you feel about the materials and services available in your community.

a. Price of replacement parts and tools
b. Quality of advice or assistance provided by retailers, friends, and others in the community
c. The completeness and intelligibility of owners'manuals or assembly instructions
d. Availability of necessary replacement parts and tools
e. The technical support provided by manufacturers
f. Quailty of replacement parts and tools
g. Availability of "how-to-repair" workshops
h. The availability of stores specializing in parts and tools, that is, places such as auto parts, building supplies, and hardware 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 8 formative single indicators.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.21 p < .05 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = -.02 ns 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
- consumption
- repair services
- disposition
(consumer well-being)