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Correlational findings

Study DeVoe & Pfeffer (2009): study US 2002

Public:
Working people, USA, 2002
Survey name:
US-GSS 2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 15450
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on household income in US$ 2002
1:  under 1000
.
.
23: 110,00 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f r = +.17 p < .01 salaried                      r = +.03 (ns)
paid by the hour:             r = +.22 (001)

Significant interaction between income and hourly status, income has a greater effect on happiness for those paid by the hour:
β = +.13 (05)
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f Beta = +.01 ns Beta controlled for
- hourly status (salaried vs paid by the hour)
- occupation
- age
- gender
- education
- marital status
- having children