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Correlational findings

Study Subramanian et al. (2003): study US 2000

Public:
18-85 aged, general public, United States, 2000-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21572
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Correlate

Authors's label
Community
Our Classification
Operationalization
34 communities across the USA, representative for the nation.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e AoV = +.06 p < .01 Community variation in unhappiness. O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e AoV = +.04 p < .01 AoV controlling for:
- age
- sex
- race
- marital status.
O-HL-g-sq-v-4-e AoV = +.02 ns AoV additionally controlled for:
- education level
- income

So differences in happiness across the 34 communities disappear when individual characyteristics are controlled.