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Correlational findings

Study Rohe & Stegman (1994): study 1992

Public:
Home buyers and controls, Baltimore, USA, followed 18 months 1992-93
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 283
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Life satisfaction at T1
Our Classification
Operationalization
Life satisfaction at T1:
Selfreport on single question:
Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with various aspects of your life at the present time… Are you with your life as a whole…?"
5  very satisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
3  about evenly satisfied and dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied

Question preceded by items on satisfaction with aspects of life.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fa Beta = +.44 p < .05 T2 happiness by T1 happiness.
Beta controlled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Sex
  - Marital status
  - Education
  - Income
  - Occupational status
Housing situation:
  - Owner of the house
  - Housing type
  - Satisfaction with neighborhood