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Correlational findings

Study Michalos et al. (2007): study CA British Columbia 2005

Public:
Elderly, British Columbia, Canada, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 656
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Replication of a similar survey in 1999

Correlate

Authors's label
Aspirarion achievement discrepancies
Our Classification
Operationalization
Perceived difference between what one has in life and what..
a other people have
b one deserves
c one needs
d one had in the past
e one will have in the future
f best possible
g one wants

Each rated on 7 step scale
1 much difference (great gap)
2
3
4
5
6
7 no difference (no gap)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g = 38 a: self-others    Beta = +.21 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.14 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta =      (ns)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.36 (05)
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b = 44 a: self-others    Beta = +.14 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.20 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta = +.10 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.34 (05)
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f = 41 a: self-others    Beta = +.15 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.19 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta =      (ns)
f: self-best      Beta = +.09 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.33 (05)
O-Sum-u-mq-n-7-b = 47 a: self-others    Beta = +.14 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta =      (ns)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.15 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta = +.10 (05)
e: self-future    Beta = -.07 (05)
f: self-best      Beta = +.22 (05)
g: self-wants     Beta = +.28 (05)
C-W-g-sq-v-7-a = 49 a: self-others    Beta = +.26 (05)
b: self-deserved  Beta = +.18 (05)
c: self-needs     Beta = +.13 (05)
d: self-progress  Beta =      (ns)
e: self-future    Beta = +.08 (05)
f: self-best      Beta = +.21 (05)

Self-wants is dependent variable in this analysis

Beta's controled for:
- income
- other gaps