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Correlational findings

Study Nickerson et al. (2003): study US 1976

Public:
Students USA, followed 20 years 1976-1995-97
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12894
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Household Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Household Income in 1995
1:  less than $1000
2:  $1000-$9999
3:  $10000-$19999
4:  $20000-$29999
5:  $30000-$49999
6:  $50000-$74999
7:  $75000-$99999
8:  $100000-$149999
9:  $150000-$199999
10: $200000 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-i b = +.30 p < .0001 T2 happiness by T2 income O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-i b = +.26 p < .0001 B controlled for T1 materialism