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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
predicted happiness self - Study 2
Our Classification
Remarks
Study 2
Distribution
M = 52.2, SD = 23.1
Operationalization
Prediction of how happy respondents themselves would be at each of 10 income levels; scale 0-100

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-n-11-b = Underestimation at lower levels of household income, accurate predictions for high income categories estimated