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Correlational findings

Study Schyns (2000): study DE 1992

Public:
18+ aged general public, Germany, followed 4 years, 1992-1996
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Current income
Our Classification
Operationalization

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d Beta = +.04 p < .05 Current income (T1) by current happiness (T1)

Slightly stronger when log of income is used, which suggests a curvi-linear relationship

Beta controlled for:
- gender
- age
- education level
- employment status
- marital status
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d DM = + 1)  -0.75 SD or more        M=6.9
2)  -0.75 SD thru -0.50 SD  M=7.1
3)  -0.50 SD thru -0.25 SD  M=7.4
4)  -0.25 SD thru mean      M=7.5
5)  mean  thru 0.25 SD      M=7.6
6)  0.25  SD thru 0.50 SD   M=7.6
7)  0.50  SD or more        M=7.7