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Correlational findings

Study Ackerman & Paolucci (1983): study US 1974

Public:
18+ aged, general public, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1064
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective income adequacy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question:
"Do you feel that your total family income is enough for you and your family to live as comfortably as you would like at this time? Would you say 4 very comfortably
3 comfortably
2 not too comfortably
1 not at all comfortably?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a DMt = + p < .01 Not at all adequate      Mt' = 5.6
Less than adequate       Mt' = 7.9
Adequate                 Mt' = 8.6
Very adequate            Mt' = 9.3

Lineair relation.
All differences significant.