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Correlational findings

Study Wolbring et al. (2013): study DE Bayern 2010

Public:
18+ aged general public, Munich, Germany, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 662
Non Response:
78%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Relative income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Relative income of:
- direct colleagues
- friends
b) relevance of income
c) interaction of a) and b)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = -.14 ns Colleagues

stronger among invidivuals who deem relative income more important (beta interaction effect +.21 (.10))
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.10 ns Friends

Unaffected by relevance attributed to relative income (beta interaction effect -.07 (ns))

Beta's controlled for:
- household income
- age, age squared
- health
- number of friends
- single
- children
- unemployment
- church attendance
- social trust