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Correlational findings

Study Zhang (2012a): study JP 2010

Public:
18+ aged, general public, major cities, Japan, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 943
Non Response:
5.7%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Car ownership mobility/Car number
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 1.6, 1: 36%; 2: 21%; 3: 11%; 4: 9%; 5: 23%
Average duration of car ownership: 9.7 years
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How many times did you change your car (including sell or buy) which continued at least one year? (Full question was not reported, assumed)
1: zero
2: once
3: twice
4: three times
5: >= four times

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = -.00 ns TIMES CAR CHANGED
OPRC = -.004
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r OPRC = -.01 ns
OPRC’s controlled for:
-Times change in
-Residential mobility
-Household structure mobility
-Employment mobility
-Residential environment
-Objective living standard
-House property
-Household annual income
-Car number
-Household attributes
-Household size
-Single/Couple
-Number of children
-Number of elders
-Worker
M-FH-c-sq-n-11-d OPRC = +.02 ns NUMBER OF CARS IN HOUSEHOLD O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r OPRC = -.02 ns
OPRC’s controlled for:
-Times change in
-Residential mobility
-Household structure mobility
-Employment mobility
-Car ownership mobility
-Residential environment
-Objective living standard
-House property
-Household annual income
-Household attributes
-Household size
-Single/Couple
-Number of children
-Number of elders
-Worker