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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 product disposition
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions:

For various reasons, people may be more or less happy with te disposability of a product. If you use any of the following products, please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied/dissatisfied with the product class when you dispose of the product or its packkage. Respond only to items you use.

a. Food (milk, canned foods, cookies, carbonated drinks, etc.)
b. Personal care products (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
c. Cleaning and home maintenance products (detergents, window sprays, vacuum bags, air fresheners, paint, etc.)
d. Paper products
e. Baby care products (diapers, baby wipes, talcum powder, Vaseline, etc.)
f. Automotive products (oil, oil filters,antifreeze, car wax, batteries, tires, etc.)
g. Lawn and yard (leaves, grass, dead wood, etc.)

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 = +.32 p < .01 O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.07 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
- do-it-yourself repairs
(consumer well-being)