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Correlational findings

Study Rhoads & Raymond (1981): study US Arizona 1979

Public:
Adults, Phoenix, Arizona, USA,1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 547
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal factor
Our Classification
Operationalization
Factor loadings on factor 1 (personal life space):
a: Health and safety                 
b: Material comforts                   
c: Relationship with spouse

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.40 p < .01 rpc controlled for age.
- Lowest income group: rpc=+.40 (p<.01)
- Middle income group: rpc=+.38 (p<.01)
- Highest income group:rpc=+.34 (p<.01)

In a regression with demographic and personal variables no increase in R2 when interaction with income is added.
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-a = +.14 Controlled for:
- age
- sex
- family income

Interaction with income ns