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Correlational findings

Study Veroff et al. (1981): study US 1976

Public:
21+ aged, general public, USA, 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2264
Non Response:
29%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Income
Our Classification
Operationalization
< $4,000
$4,000 - 7,999
$8,000 - 9,999
$10,000 - 12,499
$12,500 - 19,999
$20,000 or more

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.42 p < .01 1957 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.14 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = +.48 p < .01 1976 O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa tc = +.16 p < .01
% very happy:            1957         1976

- < $4,000                23           25
- $4,000 - 7,999          15           17
- $8,000 - 9,999           7            8
- $10,000 - 12,499         9           11
- $12,500 - 19,999         5            6
- $20,000 or more          5            3

Effect persists after control for sex, age and education. Interaction effects with sex, age and education.