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Correlational findings

Study Aknin et al. (2009): study US 2004

Public:
US laypeople, United States, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 744
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
selection from an online survey company's panel of 2.5 million respondents, answered questions in return for points that could be redeemed for prizes Study 1: respondents report own happiness level and their prediction of happiness of others at different income levels. Study 2: respondents report own happiness level and predict their happiness level at different income levels.

Correlate

Authors's label
household income
Our Classification
Distribution
Household income        N Study 1    N Study 2
US$1-4999,                         19,            7
US$4999-9999,                  13,            5
US$10,000-14,999,            32,          10
US$15,000-24,999             80,          22
US$25,000-34,999             86,          33
US$35,000-49,999             75,          50
US$50,000-74,999             65,          73
US$75,000-99,999             20,          45
US$100,000-124,999        19,          37
US$125,000-149,999        8,            10
US$150,000-199,999        5,            14
US$200,000+                     7,              9
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b r = +.25 p < .001 Study 1 C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b r = +.11 p < .05 Study 2 C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b Beta = +.01 ns Study 1 C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b Beta = +.30 p < .055 Study 2